The Green Belt is the most recognisable part of the English planning system, and the most hotly debated too. Is it a major contributor to the housing crisis that should be abolished, or absolutely essential to stop the countryside disappearing beneath a sea of concrete?
At its heart, sustainable development is about balance – weighing up competing objectives and finding the best answer overall. Green Belt comes in for so much criticism because it is a blunt tool that is ill-suited that sort of approach.
Yet it is perfectly possible to reform Green Belt policy in a way that will help us deliver development in a more sustainable way – and without seeing developers run amok.
In his latest article for Building magazine our managing director, Paul Smith, explains how.
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