A new report ‘State of the Green Belt 2021’ produced by the Council for the Preservation of Rural England (CPRE), highlights, amongst other things, the threat that is currently being faced by the Green Belt as a result of unsuitable housing developments. For further information, including a copy of the report, please click here.
Principal Councils across England are set to benefit from £2 million to crack down on illegal developments on the nation’s Green Belt, Housing Minister Esther McVey MP has announced today (12 September 2019). Local Planning Authorities will be able to use the money to hire enforcement officers, use new technology, and help meet the legal
LSE professor Paul Cheshire, a leading government adviser, has called for a thousand “commuter villages” totalling 2.1m new homes to be built on the green belt near railway stations to help solve the housing crisis. Prof Cheshire said building communities within walking distance of 1,035 under-used stations would let residents commute to urban jobs, shortening