You keep on about building a village hall for the future generations how about leaving some green belt for them too.
As I write this I'm imagining the replies that I'm being complacent etc but people who think that the countryside is about to be covered in concrete don't understand the statistics. Currently just 2.3% of England is built on. And that includes roads, etc. So future generations will have 97.7% of the land left for them. I don't think that's too bad. And if you think I'm being selective by just quoting England, if we take the UK as a whole the developed area is 1.5%.
You may rightly say that this is different because its an AONB. The whole of Marlborough, for example, is in the AONB. That doesn't mean it can't be developed. It just means it has to be done sensitively.
Why is the developed area so low? Its because we have strict planning rules. The new hall plans will either be accepted because they meet the rules or rejected because they don't. I think we need to trust the planners.