Friday, August 31, 2007

Brown's target's will mean the disappearance of more open, green spaces

Does the government really value open, green spaces?? The governments own words confirm what I have feared all along about house building targets.

A story in yesterdays Bristol Evening Post described how the government will have to build houses at a faster rate than local authorities want if Gordon Brown’s target of 3 million homes by 2020 is to be met (‘Green belt is under threat from Brown’, Bristol Evening Post, 30 Aug.).

Apparently treating green belt land as ‘inviolate’ and ruling out development ‘cannot be consistent with government policy’, according to a government-appointed inspectors report on housing in the south-east.

Funny that – what is green belt for if it’s not to rule out development in certain places!!

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