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Green Belt

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th September 2011.

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Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab Conservative, Esher and Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he is taking to protect the green belt.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

The draft National Planning Policy Framework is unequivocal in continuing the protection of the green belt.

By abolishing the previous Government's Regional Spatial Strategies, through the Localism Bill, we are removing the top-down pressure on local authorities to remove the green belt in 30 areas across England.

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