This week, Buckinghamshire South Liberal Democrats submitted 341 signatures objecting to the sale of greenbelt land near Iver by the Conservative-controlled Buckinghamshire Council.
The Council has applied to the Secretary of State for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities for permission to dispose of hundreds of acres, which was purchased over 80 years ago, and was intended to maintain the separation between Uxbridge and Iver. The area is mainly agricultural land and is part of the Colne Valley Regional Park. The Council did not consult local residents about the proposed sale and, for some reason, only published the notice in a newspaper outside the county.
Local residents in Iver have been rightly upset by how Bucks Council has behaved and the Liberal Democrats are pleased they have been able to help residents make their voice heard. We hope that Buckinghamshire Council will now reconsider the proposed sale and instead preserve the land for the purpose for which it was originally purchased.