Legal Viewpoint: How revised framework has affected green belt scope

In March, it seemed like there was a slight loosening of the green belt. The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) proposed widening the range of development that is not 'inappropriate' in the green belt to proposals which 'reuse previously developed land and contribute to meeting an identified local affordable housing need', as long as they do not cause 'substantial' harm to openness.

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