Half of councils with green belt land preparing to develop it

Research carried out by the National Trust has shown that half of the councils in England which have green belt land are preparing to allocate some of it for development while brownfield sites remain undeveloped. This follows evidence from CPRE that the number of houses planned for green belt sites has doubled since last year to 150,000. While consulting in the NPPF in 2011, ministers and the Prime Minister stated that they were committed to protecting the green belt. Read more