Reclassification and development of Green Belt land

Local authorities can reclassify areas as Greenbelt and also remove areas from the Green Belt. A number of local authorities have moved their Green Belt boundaries since 2010/11. This report analyses development in activity in these areas following their declassification as Greenbelt land.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published polygon datasets showing each English local authority’s Green Belt land for each financial year from 2010/11 to 2017/18, with the exception of 2012/13.

These datasets have been cross-referenced with Glenigan’s construction project database to identify development activity in areas following their removal from the Green Belt.

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