7 Green Belt myths – and what they mean for the housing crisis

The Green Belt is the most widely recognised part of the planning system – yet it is also one of the most misunderstood.

Whenever there are proposals for potential new development in the Green Belt, the response from the public is usually overwhelming negative. Those responses are, in large part, due to misconceptions about what the Green Belt actually is, and what it is for. It is one of the reasons why we are falling so far short of building the number of homes we need.

In his latest article for Building magazine our managing director, Paul Smith, identifies seven of those myths and explains what the reality is.

You can read the article here.

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