It seems government ministers are debating whether or not to build on green belt land to meet housing demands.
This report in The Guardian states: “The number of homes being planned on green belt land in England has increased to more than 360,000, according to countryside campaigners, who fear ministers are poised to weaken protections to meet ambitious building targets.”
Whilst the majority of green belt sites under consideration are said to be in the North West and East of England, this recent article in the Staffordshire Newsletter suggests it’s much closer to home in Staffordshire too.
The article states: “In total, 16 green belt sites across Rugeley and Brereton have been identified for potential housing of 1,671 homes.
“Under the “housing site options”, land between The Rising Brook and Hednesford Road, Rugeley, has been marked for 720 possible homes; Land at Springs Farm, Brereton, for 300 homes and a few others have been marked for over 100 potential homes.”
We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on the matter.
Should our green belt land retain its protected status? Or does the need for new homes outweigh the loss?
Leave us a comment and share your views – yes or no to allow new-builds on green belt land?
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