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Eco-towns: Greenbelt

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 1037W, on eco-towns: planning permission, and the answer to the hon. Member for the Cotswolds of 25 April 2008, Official Report, column 2303W, on eco-towns: green belt, which eco-town bids involve greenfield development; and what estimated number of hectares of greenfield land would be developed in each case. (213580)

Most of the eco-town proposals include a mix of brownfield and greenfield land. Initial summaries of greenfield/brownfield were included in the consultation paper “Eco-towns—living a greener future” published on 3 April. Several of the schemes have since been adjusted in the light of consultation with local partners and we will set out an updated summary of this information when the Eco-towns update document is published.