Every time action is proposed to increase the supply of housing, apart from in inner city and post industrial landscapes we hear comments like those reported below. Often using language like “urban sprawl” Less than a quarter of England has any development on it. We have a desperately expensive and unfair land structure at the moment. It’s time everyone wised up a bit on this issue. This article tells us:

Relaxing green belt restrictions would be highly unpopular with voters, campaigners have warned, after Boris Johnson promoted several advocated of major planning reform to his Cabinet.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England is expected to publish a new poll showing that 63 per cent of the population oppose changes making it easier for homes to be built on green belt land – the protected zones across the country designed to prevent urban sprawl.

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