Feb 092017
 

The government released its White Paper today: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/590043/Fixing_our_broken_housing_market_-_housing_white_paper.pdf

While the London Green Belt Committee (LGBC) were relieved that the paper retains Green Belt protection, emphasises urban densification and takes steps to tackle land-banking, they are fearful that Local Authorities will still find themselves drawn to the Green Belt in order to meet ‘realistic’ housing needs. As the Chief Executive of CPRE, Shaun Spiers, has said, the outcome of the consultation on how local authorities should calculate housing need will be the acid test for those concerned about the countryside.

The LGBC Press Release can be found here.

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