There is enough suitable previously developed land for at least a million new homes, much of it in London and the south east. If we make it easier to build in the Green Belt, these sites will be wasted and towns and cities will suffer. The Green Belt has been a huge success. Without it we would be immeasurably poorer. We should protect it, celebrate it, and go out and enjoy it.
We Do Not Want to Go to War With the Government - But Things Are Going Rapidly in the Wrong Direction
The NGOs who signed the letter to the Prime Minister do not want to go to war with the Government. We welcome the Government's good intentions, not least its aspiration that ours should be "the first generation to leave the natural environment of England in a better state than that in which we found it". But things are going rapidly in the wrong direction.