Green Belt is one of our most valued planning tools, and yet it is under a level of threat unprecedented in recent times. Over 200,000 houses are proposed to be built on Green Belt land. Recent reports by think tanks and developers have called for releases to accommodate many more. Ministers have taken action to address some of the most unnecessary proposals, but further changes in policy are needed by the next Government to direct development to suitable brownfield sites and avoid unnecessary releases of Green Belt land.
Green Belt under siege: the NPPF three years on
A CPRE analysis
- A4; 4pp
- March 2015
- PDF: Green Belt under siege: the NPPF three years on (243K PDF)