Research by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has revealed local authorities which are attempting to redraw the boundaries of Green Belts in their areas to make way for new housing.
Analysis of local development plans drawn up by councils have revealed that swathes of land will be \”redesignated\” to allow the development of more than 74,500 new houses.
Appalling isn\’t it?
The area designated as green belt land in England as at 31 March 2010 was estimated at 1,639,560 hectares, about 13 per cent of the land area
The green belt is larger than the entire built up area of England. Anyone wonder why housing is so expensive?
At planning densities (14 per hectare) this means the conversion of perhaps 5,000 hectares of scrubland into housing. An entire 0.3% of the total.
Horrific, isn\’t it, the way they want to concrete over this green and pleasant land?