"The MVS member survey is now closed, having received a strong response of 184 respondents. The results show that Society members object to any sort of development on Green belt land with 90-95% objecting or strongly objecting to housing and leisure and recreational facilities. 82% object or strongly object to schools on green belt land. We believe that the large swing from the previous MVS survey (51% support) can be explained by (1) the current Hoe Valley School application includes a large leisure centre and running track and although these were covered by separate questions, respondents could have considered this impact when answering the questions; and (2) the DPD consultation (which came out after the original survey) has increased people’s sensitivity to any greenbelt loss and there is a worry that allowing a school would be a pre-cursor to unwanted housing development The survey also revealed that our members wish MVS to challenge development more and protect the greenbelt more strongly. The full results can be found ON OUR USEFUL LINKS PAGE. As a result, MVS will be making changes to its structure and approach in order to meet the desires of its members. More details will be provided shortly."

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