Comment on Green Belt issues contained within the recent Housing White Paper

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In the run-up to the publication of the DCLG Housing White Paper in February, there was speculation that it would signal a weakening of Green Belt protection and/or support major releases from the Green Belt.  That has turned out not to be the case.

The Housing White Paper does not remove any of the Green Belt’s protections which has contributed to the Housing White Paper being broadly welcomed by a number of environmental campaigners.

However, the paper does propose changes to NPPF Green Belt policy along with a range of other measures seeking to address the fundamental difficulty of finding sufficient suitable and available land for housing.  Will these measures be sufficient, without a greater input from Green Belt sites?  To read more, please click here

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