Green Belt Under Siege, a research report by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) published 27 March 2015, shows that more houses are planned for Green Belt land than when the Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was implemented in 2012.  Over 219,000 houses are planned for England’s Green Belt, 60,000 more than in August 2013 when CPRE last made a count.  They point out that planning inspectors have signed off major releases of Green Belt in areas such as Leeds and Newcastle/Gateshead “where there is ample brownfield land available”.

CPRE press release 27th March 2015

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