Labour plans to build on “grey belt”

19 April 2024 By Richard Knox-Johnston “We cannot build the homes Britain needs without also releasing some land currently classed as green belt” Sir Keir Starmer has announced. “Labour supports …

What price affordable housing in the Green Belt!

14 March 2024 By Chis Berry, Planning Manager, CPRE Hertfordshire The waters of the River Stort are getting a bit muddy in pretty rural East Herts where in 2019 the …

The Solihull Saga

March 2024 By Richard Knox-Johnston Why Solihull? The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is very similar to many districts in London’s Green Belt. It abuts Birmingham and has a considerable area …

Our recent NPPF seminar

January 2024: On Thursday 4th January 2024 the London Green Belt Council held an online seminar to review & discuss the December 2023 released National Policy Planning Framework (NPPF). The …

LGBC response to NPPF consultation

March 2023 Shortly before Christmas, the Government launched a consultion regarding proposed changes to the National Planning Policy FrameworkNPPF ConsultationThe consultation posed a number of specific questionsThe questionsThe London Green …

Major planning changes announced by Michael Gove

6 December 2022 by Richard Knox-Johnston Major changes to planning controls and policies regarding housing development are to be implemented in the forthcoming Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. This is …

Government reviewing the approach to housing formulas and 5-year housing supply.

1 December 2022 Today, our President, Gareth Bacon MP asked “To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his policy is housing formulas and 5-year …

London Set To Lose 48,000 Acres Of Its Local Countryside

21 August 2022 Today, we have published the results of our latest research into threats to the London Metropolitan Green Belt‘Safe Under Us’? The continued shrinking of London’s local countrysideThe …

Theresa Villiers MP Voices Criticisms of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill

13 June 2022 Robin Bishop writes: Today the LGBC is holding its AGM, reconstituting itself as a Community Interest Company (CIC) and re-launching its website. These are necessary steps to …