Green Belt

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2771
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you have any sympathy with the argument, for example used by RIBA recently, that some Green Belt land could be released (or perhaps reconfigured without net loss) to make some available for house-building. The argument is premised on the fact that much green belt was designated as a cordon but is of poor quality and has little intrinsic landscape, heritage or conservation merit.

Answer

Answer for Green Belt

Answer for Green Belt

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Study, which informs the proposed 2025 housing targets in the Further Alterations to the London Plan, shows that there is capacity to meet London's housing needs without drawing on the Green Belt.