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Green Belt

by Adrian Black, Thursday 26 February 2015

More supporting argument to build on a little green belt offered by Baron Valentine in today’s City A.M.


We have run the arguments in previous blogs but doesn’t do any harm to continue supporting them.


Main points:



  • Only one fifth of London’s Green Belt is environmentally-protected land, parks and public access land

  • 76% of the Green Belt is set aside for agriculture and golf courses

  • Only 2% of the Green Belt has buildings on it.


Yes - we agree brownfield (or should we say Brown Belt ?) should be developed first (or really as well as) because the services we need to support homes here are already in place – so let’s get some (sensible) Green Belt allocated to housing too - it really doesn’t need that much to make a big difference.


Article link: http://www.cityam.com/210304/green-belt-shouldn-t-be-sacred-it-can-help-solve-london-s-housing-crisis

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