Household Projections

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:51 pm on 25th November 1996.

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Photo of Mr Roy Thomason Mr Roy Thomason , Bromsgrove 4:51 pm, 25th November 1996

I welcome my right hon. Friend's statement, and its particular emphasis on urban development. Will he confirm that he will not introduce a contaminated land regime, which would mitigate against his targets for urban development and his particular emphasis on brown-field sites?

In considering his green-field site policy, will he take account of the considerable concerns raised in areas around major conurbations where there is the possibility of the green belt being infringed? Does he agree that the green belt should be protected, and should not be allowed to be infringed by the development of transport connections arising from housing developments which spiral out from the conurbations and damage green belt areas?