Local Plan Watch: Why more councils are releasing Green Belt land in their local plans

Green belts were once considered sacrosanct and immune from development pressures. But evidence suggests this may no longer be the case as official statistics revealed that during 2014/15 the green belt underwent the largest decline for five years, with experts warning that more councils could look to review their boundaries over the next few years.

by Susie Sell
Green belt: decline in overall area
Green belt: decline in overall area

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