Tag Archives: Green Belt

Research finds increasing amount of available brownfield sites

The number of brownfield sites available for development around the country increased by 10per cent in the last year, research shows, with the amount of brownfield land available in London providing enough space for 355,000 new homes. Using brownfield – … Continue reading

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Book now for Grindrod’s free talk on living on the Outskirts

The latest Talking Inside Croydon event gives our loyal reader the chance to hear John Grindrod talk about his new book, Outskirts, Living Life on the Edge of the Green Belt. The free event will be staged on Wednesday, July … Continue reading

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“Cheap” Hoar is now taking a fracking liberty in Waddon

Senior Croydon Conservative councillor Simon “I’m Cheap But I’m Not Free” Hoar says he “doesn’t see anything wrong” with  allowing oil and gas multi-nationals to drill under people’s homes with exploratory fracking. Prime Minister David Cameron fired the starting gun … Continue reading

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Planning rules offer “disincentive for brownfield regeneration”

Following our report on the threat to Britain’s rural heritage and the Green Belt through the ConDem Government’s proposals to liberalise the planning laws in favour of their billionaire chums in the building industry, we have been contacted by Amanda … Continue reading

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Don’t let this government destroy our precious Green Belt

The Campaign to Protection Rural England, the National Trust and the Daily Telegraph, none of which could be described as an organisation of the far left, ganged up on the ConDem government at the weekend over its plans to “loosen” … Continue reading

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