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Thursday, 15 September 2011

BBC: "What would Britain look like without a green belt?"

Link to BBC web site

"Plans to speed up England's planning process put the green belt at risk, campaigners warn. But what would the country look like without such a system?

"For its supporters it has preserved cherished landscapes and the British way of life. Its critics claim it has hindered development, stifled growth and fuelled house price inflation.

"Its advocates say that, without the protection it has afforded, cities like London would expand ever-outwards, subsuming smaller settlements beyond its boundaries such as Hertford and Guildford. Opponents say other European countries have managed to prevent this kind of urban creep without green belt policies."

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