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Green Belt Under Siege: 2016

CPRE’s latest research reveals figures that show that housing development proposed for the Green Belt has increased by another 50,000 to more than a quarter of a million houses. At the same time the Government is proposing changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that are likely to open the door to further Green Belt release, while the Government-appointed ‘Local Plans Expert Group’ has encouraged Green Belt reviews. CPRE asked its county branches across England to tell us about any proposals in adopted or advanced local plans to release land from the Green Belt for housing development and other purposes. The findings are summarised in this report.

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