The LGBC has just published a new report about continuing threats to the London Green Belt. Safe Under Us? – the shrinking of London’s countryside presents alarming facts showing that pro-Green Belt rhetoric does not necessarily mean that our Green Belt is safe from development. The full report can be read here
This year the London Green Belt Council (LGBC) has noted even more interference from planning inspectors at examinations of Local Plans, forcing local authorities to allocate more Green Belt land for development. This in spite of the availability of brownfield (previously developed) sites, which inspectors appear to ignore. This could be considered abuse of their power and the LGBC believes that the Government should take action to ensure that London’s Green Belt is properly protected.