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Most English councils plan greenbelt building

Most English councils plan greenbelt building

More than half of English councils with greenbelt land are preparing to allocate some of it for development ahead of brownfield sites, new research suggests.

A survey commissioned by the National Trust found that of 30 of the 59 councils that responded who had greenbelt land in their local authority area, 51 per cent were likely or very likely to allocate it for development in the next five years.

More than half of the 147 respondents to the survey by the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said they had brownfield sites available that could help meet a five-year housing land supply target – but these had not been considered viable.

Guardian article

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