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Here you will find the major news stories that we are taking an active interest in.

CPRE London is calling on Londoners to object to Hounslow Council’s plans to unnecessarily allocate 100 hectares of Green Belt for development. 

Please send your response to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10 December 2017.

We have set out a suggested response below (see the bottom of this page to download our full response):

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 15:12

Reaction to the New London Plan

The new London Plan will help make better use of wasted space but will it stop councils like Hounslow build over 100 hectares of Green Belt?

Rebuild London’s retail parks and reclaim road space to tackle ‘inefficient’ use of London’s land, say campaigners

The Chancellor has restated the Government's commitment to strong Green Belt protection and ‘making best use of urban land’ for new housing in his Budget Speech.

Read our response to the Mayor's draft Environment Strategy showing how proposed policies could be more effective in delivering improvements in environmental quality in the capital. 

Number of threats to London’s Green Belt doubles in just one year
New research shows over 400 sites are now identified for housing in London’s Green Belt
The London Green Belt Council [1] has just published a report ‘The accelerating loss of London’s Green Belt – who is to blame? [2]. The research shows that the threats to the London Green Belt have grown rapidly in just 12 months. 
The number of sites under threat from development more than doubled between July 2016 and July 2017, from 203 to 443 and the number of houses proposed on the London Green Belt increased from 123,528 to 163,474.

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