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''Safe Under Us?''- threats to London's Green Belt

The London Green Belt Council and CPRE London's joint report ‘Safe Under Us?’ highlights how government policies and sanctions appear to be forcing councils to release Green Belt land for development.
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Read our latest planning news for the Capital

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Read our latest planning news for the Capital.

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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 London’s Green Belt: by a ‘threat’ 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

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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.

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Read about what we want to hear from the new Mayor of London. We want she or he to set up PfL - Parks for London, to create 5 new parks and much more.

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The Government is proposing to allow unaffordable starter homes and commuter hubs in London's Green Belt despite there being enough Brownfield sites to provide over 300,000 homes in London alone.

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Proposals to revise the costs capping scheme for eligible environmental challenges

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There is a proposal to increase parking by 12 times – to put 600 parking spaces on the heath and cordon off large areas for a private outdoor activities attraction.

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This report highlights a considerable number of cases in Greater London where schools have been built or are being planned on Green Belt and MOL contrary to government policy and clear government guidelines.

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Has the tide gone out for the protection of this historic landscape?

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