Green Belt

Politics and Planning

Matt Clarke, Head of Boyer’s Colchester office

We recently learnt that the new independent-led Castle Point Council has, as expected (and confirmed at a Special Council meeting on 15 June 2022), formally withdrawn its emerging Local Plan. In addition to causing huge disruption for planning and development in the area, this news may be a sign of future disruption to come up and down...

1% of England’s Green Belt could supply 2.3 million new homes

The latest research by Birmingham and Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes , has analysed how many new homes could be built if England made a small portion of its incorrectly classified Green Belt land available for development.

England’s Green Belt land currently covers 1.7 million hectares, equivalent to almost 17 billion square feet, but there are large areas,...