The Campaign to Protect Rural England publish a report titled “Greenbelt under siege” which goes on to say that the boundaries are being changed to accommodate the housing demand at the fastest rate in two years. It also states the 275,000 house proposed represents a 25% increase compared to last year.
Councils are increasingly eroding the Greenbelt to meet unrealistic and unsustainable housing targets
Paul Miner, CPRE Campaign Manager
He later goes on to state “the government is proposing to encourage further development in the Greenbelt. Our Greenbelt is invaluable in preventing urban sprawl and providing the countryside for more than 30 million people”
one could argue more work needs doing to target brownfield sites, sites that would have less of an impact but can still contribute to tackling this housing crisis.
Land Finder, a unique land identification service, can actively target brownfield sites that meet any criteria set by the client. As well as produce a map outlining the areas, we can provide contact details for the land owner allowing for cheaper off market transactions.