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Green Belt: East of England

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes or reviews of Green Belt designation the East of England Regional Spatial Strategy proposes; and in which locations. (207564)

The East of England Plan proposes green belt reviews to provide for essential housing and business growth focussed on the new towns to the north of London. The reviews will take place at Harlow, Hemel Hempstead, Stevenage and Welwyn/Hatfield. The East of England Plan will, however, result in a net increase in green belt since it also proposes compensating green belt extensions north of Harlow and west of Stevenage.