Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land in Greater London enjoy the highest level of protection from development. These protections, put in place many years ago, have ensured that London has not sprawled into the countryside, that derelict areas have been used for development instead of green field sites, and that Londoners have access to green spaces within and close to London.
Our Threats to London's Green Belt Map is being developed as part of a partnership project with the London Green Belt Council and CPRE branches in Essex, Kent, Beds, Bucks, Berks, Surrey, Herts and London. It shows the threats that we are aware of to Londonâ€™s Green Belt: by a â€˜threatâ€™ we mean that there is a proposal to build on a protected Green Belt site or the Green Belt protection is at risk of being removed. To view the map click below
There is a clear mismatch between the governmentâ€™s commitment to protect our Green Belt and the impact of its policies on the ground. We are calling on the Government to remove the unwarranted pressure being placed on councils to release land for housing, in order to bring an urgent resolution to this problem. Land availability is not at the root of slow house build rates: planning permissions and land supplies are up. The Government's current approach risks destroying our democratic planning system and unnecessarily losing vast swathes of Londonâ€™s Green Belt. We are also calling on the Government to use its powers to put an immediate stop to the release of Green Belt land for development. Take Action!
Invitation to launch of new report We are launching our important new report on the recent increase in threats to London's protected green spaces at City Hall on Weds 9 March at 9am (for 9:30 start) to 11am.
5 new Parks for London and a new organisation â€“ Parks for London, PfL, possibly even â€˜oyster styleâ€™ donations for parks, just some of the ideas London campaigners want the Mayoral candidates to get behind
CPRE London launches its Mayoral election manifesto today