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GREEN BELT PROTECTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 168: tabled on 08 June 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that regional spatial strategies removed green belt protection and caused environmental harm; believes that it was right for the Government to announce its early intention to abolish regional spatial strategies and to return decision-making powers on housing and planning to local authorities; welcomes the Government's clarification that local planning authorities and the Planning Inspectorate must have regard to this emerging policy as a material consideration in any planning decisions they are undertaking; and calls on the Government to bring forward primary legislation abolishing regional housing targets outright as quickly as possible.