Green Belt

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of green belt land is under consideration for development in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Decisions on future development on Green Belt land are made by local planning authorities as part of the local planning process. The requested information is not gathered or held centrally. Any data used as basis for an answer would be unreliable, because at any stage of the Local Plan process a local authority may revise its consideration of how much land, and where, to propose for allocation for future development.

The Department does publish statistics on changes in the amount of Green Belt land in England. These are available at

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