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"MINISTERS should allow new towns to be built on Green Belt land around the edge of cities to deal with Britain's housing crisis, a think-tank with close links to David Cameron recommends today.
"In a controversial report, Policy Exchange claims that the green belt is having negative effects on the economy and quality of life.
"... Critics are likely to seize on its recommendations as evidence that parts of the Government secretly wants to go much further than the current system allows and scrap the highly symbolic concept of the green belt altogether.
"But report’s author argues that the green belt planning restrictions which date back to 1935 are out of date."