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Green space campaigners today publish evidence showing we don’t need to build on green spaces to solve the housing crisis. The report argues that delivering new homes in London has been hampered by slow build rates and a lack of funding for affordable homes, not, as often suggested, a lack of suitable land.

Green space campaigners give evidence that demonstrates Redbridge Council’s plans to release Green Belt for housing are completely unnecessary.

Our report May 2017: The Strongest Protection – one year on gives analysis and details of threats to London’s protected Green Belt and Metropolitan Open Land.

The London Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomed Neil Sinden as its new Director from 1 April 2017. For the past 18 months Neil has been working as a consultant based in the Wyre Forest about 20 miles west of Birmingham.  Previously he was Policy and Campaigns Director at CPRE National Office for many years. He has lived in east London for over 25 years where he was a committee member of the Friends of Mile End Park.

'The Green Belt is a National Resource, not a Cash Cow'

'Safe Under Us?' Report Launch, House of Lords September 13 2016

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Over 75 campaigners, Councillors, Members of Parliament and the Lords, including Bob Blackman MP, Baroness Jenny Jones and Lord Rogers of Riverside, withstood the Indian summer heat to hear why the London Green Belt is as vital now as it ever was but is facing its greatest threat from proposals to build over 123,000 homes. 

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