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The Government is releasing thousands of acres of green belt land for developers to concrete over, as a population boom driven by mass immigration exacerbates a surging demand for housing.
A record 12,350 acres were carved off the green belt — designed to protect Britain’s countryside from urban sprawl — in the year to March 31st, with around 25,000 acres lost since 2012, according to the Daily Mail.
Government - Heaping - Pressure - Councils - Targets
“The government must stop heaping pressure on councils to deliver unrealistic targets that result in the green belt being chipped away,” complained Rebecca Pullinger, planning campaigner for the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), which claims to have identified plans for an astonishing 460,000 houses on land released from the green belt already.
“Instead developers should be held more accountable to deliver the homes that they have promised. Building within or on land released from the green belt is not the solution: it results in low density, unaffordable homes,” Pullinger added.
Britain - Opposition - Parties - Labour - Opposition
Britain’s left-liberal opposition parties, including the hard-left Labour opposition, have criticised the Tories for housing shortages, but neither they nor the CPRE seem willing to address the root cause of the issue, which is the country’s immigration-driven population boom.
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