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

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



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. 

The London Green Belt Council and CPRE London's joint report “‘Safe Under Us?’ An investigation into widespread threats from housebuilding in the London Metropolitan Green Belt” highlights how Government housing and planning policies have led to an unprecedented scale of threat to London’s Green Belt.


Take a look at the coverage of the London Green Belt Partnership's Threats to London's Green Belt Map in The Telegraph

The London Great Belt Partnership is a partnership of eight CPRE branches in and around London and the London Green Belt Council. Collectively we represent well over 50,000 people and have joined forces to highlight and challenge the significant threats to London’s Green Belt.

Find out what we have achieved over the last 12 months by reading our annual newsletter.

CPRE's latest report, Green Belt Under Siege: the NPPF three years on, has identified 117,208 houses which are proposed to be built on the London Green Belt - a huge increase of 35% since March 2015.

Read the full report here:

London campaigners are fighting new tower blocks set to blight East London’s historic Victoria Park and Hackney Downs.

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