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Monday, 30 April 2012

Evening Standard: "Has the green belt had its day?"

Link to Evening Standard

"Nobody wants to see environmental degradation, but is the London green belt a yoke around Britain's neck? With population levels spiralling, house prices increasing and discretionary incomes plunging, could one of the single most effective steps to boosting the UK economy be to start opening up the green belt for development, creating jobs in the process?

"... Relaxing green belt restrictions need not be equivalent to junking the whole concept - this doesn't need to be 'baby and bathwater' territory. Similarly, not all green belt land is of equal beauty; surely some of it could go?"

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