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UK Group Highlights Green Belt Threat

Matt Ball on August 26, 2013 - in Planning

Newly published figures by Campaign to Protect Rural England show that over 150,000 houses are planned for Green Belt sites, an increase of 84% in a year.

The organisation said despite government assurances, the plans were contrary to its previous commitment to maintain protection of the Green Belt.

Green Belt land covers 12.4% of England. The designation was established in the 1950s and covers areas of mostly open land and countryside around the largest or most historic towns and cities.

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