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Green Belt

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if non-statutory green belt is included as applicable land in references to Government statements about its policy on protection of green belt land.

Green belt policies apply to land which has been identified as green belt in approved structure plans. In most areas the detailed boundaries have been identified in local plans or in old development plans. Some non-green belt land situated between the urban area and the approved green belt boundary may be kept open for the time being through the normal process of development control.