Greenbelt News

Greenbelt news from campaigns across the UK.




Wolverhampton: Scores attend Essington protest over DX Freight £36m headquarters

UK: Research shows fewer homes being built on greenbelt in England

Ponteland: Northumberland County Council labelled ‘destructive’ over Ponteland homes plan

Gravesend: Victory for the greenbelt over plans for development in village

Bromsgrove: Application for solar farm in Upton Warren thrown out by Bromsgrove planning committee

Coulsden: Hundreds join Woodmansterne green belt protest

Wycombe: Action group welcomes district council plans to review expansion in village

Motherwell: Overtown residents united against 800 home development

Hayes: Save our green belt’, say Hayes End residents

Halesowen: Councillor states Halesowen’s Manor Way greenbelt will not to built on

Kirkintilloch: Tower Farm scheme ‘needs public hearing’

Cheshire: Local Plan hearing sessions to resume next month


Winterfold has been walking in August but the campaigns and the threats we face haven’t gone away.

Essex: Alliance’s map shows impact of home plans

Rochdale: Plans for housing developments on Hollin Lane and Langley Lane to be considered on 2 September

Liverpool: Knowsley communities could get power to block wind turbines

York: Objectors hit out at plans for more than 100 new homes in Huntington

Marlow: Controversial ‘solar farm’ on Marlow’s green belt could power 1,500 homes

UK: Osborne reforms ‘will see green belt covered by houses’: Campaigners react with fury at plans to relax laws

Manchester: Significant Greater Manchester Residential Investment

Northumberland: Wind turbine on Northumberland green belt would be ‘unacceptable’ says planning inspector

London greenbelt: Prospective green belt homes could mean millions more car journeys, Institute warns

Hertfordshire:Long-running campaign ends in refusal

Canvey Island: Islanders say no to plans for 275 homes

Halesowen: Greenbelt custodians organise mass walk over Halesowen’s threatened countryside

UK: Jeremy Corbyn: the green Britain I want to build

UK: Data blog: The councils that saw the most green belt housing growth in 2013/14

UK: In Defence of Our Green Belt on Its 60th Anniversary

UK: Why Generation Rent doesn’t care about your precious green belt

UK: The two maps that reveal we’re building too few houses and the ones we are building are in the wrong places

Amersham: Concern over planning application in greenbelt of Old Amersham

UK: Green Belt faces unprecedented threat of destruction, Sir Andrew Motion warns

UK: Two-thirds of public against building on Britain’s green belt land

Balerno: Check the campaign site for up to date news

UK: Housing demand in UK reaches 11 year high


Newcastle: Victory for green belt campaigners

UK: UK planning system faces shake-up in productivity drive

Halesowen: Councillors urged to reject Halesowen greenbelt plan

Leeds: Expansion plan unveiled for Leeds Bradford Airport

Chelmsford: Essex villagers fear urban sprawl as Chelmsford City Council publishes list of 281 sites for housing

Romford: Housing proposals for green-belt Mardyke Farm

UK: How and where did UK lose city-sized area of green space in just six years?


Glasgow: Clydebank reject greenbelt proposals

Knowsley: Plans to allow building on Knowsley green belt approved

St Albans: Further tracts of Green Belt in St Albans and Harpenden are under threat

Canvey: Plan for 240 new homes

Glasgow: Go-ahead for new greenbelt homes

Bristol: “We don’t have to use greenbelt land to build 85,000 new homes in the Bristol region”

East Sussex: Developers race to concrete over East Sussex countryside

Maidenhead: Deadline for Bray parish neighbourhood plan consultation extended

Benfleet: We’ll fight new bid for green belt homes

Macclesfield: Cheshire East ready to start again on local plan

Chilterns: No affordable housing built in South Bucks and Chiltern last year

Bristol: Build on every scrap of brownfield before touching green belt says construction leader

South Gloucestershire: South Gloucestershire Labour councillors’ concern for green belt after Charfield development appeal decision

Woking: Woking’s Greenbelt – should we save it or shave it?

Cumbernauld: Controversial homes plan is on show again

Stoke: Chance to have say on development boundaries

Bristol: Traffic fears raised in Almondsbury as plans for 21-acre solar farm are submitted

Devon and Cornwall: Green spaces under pressure as housing demand increases

UK: Greenbelt building approvals threaten British rural landscapes

UK: Research reveals sharp increase in building on greenbelt land

UK: Home building on green belt land has soared since 2010

Wimbourne: 650 house development on former greenbelt will be “new town”, warn campaigners

Cambridge: ARM expansion of HQ to double workforce
Thurrock: Building on Green Belt soars

Durham: MPs urge Minister to help get ‘vital’ County Durham Plan back on track

North East: Up to 70,000 homes pledged by Government ‘would not fit on region’s brownfield’



Birmingham: Why Birmingham is now one of Europe’s best cities for investors

York: Developers withdraw York greenbelt site from Local Plan

UK: Election review – What we learned

Edinburgh: Growing city ‘may swallow Musselburgh’

London: The damage of London’s artificial scarcity of land

Cheshire: 36,000 more homes to be built in borough

Bearsden: Ancient wood saved for future

Cheshire: Economic boom to hit Cheshire East greenbelt

Knowsley: Deadline Looms for Prescot, Whiston Greenbelt Objections

Coventry: Coventry council leader Lucas says Greenbelt plan’s all about money

Kirkintilloch: Anger as diggers roll in to disputed area of greenbelt

Guildford: 120,000 sign petition against Wisley Airfield development

Midlothian: Save Damhead’s Greenbelt

Guildford: Three Guildford Greenbelt Group councillors elected

UK: Conservative win is good for housing, say experts

UK: Mapped: where the biggest house in the UK are being built

UK: Supply of new homes in UK falling well below demand despite rising development

Bearsden: Growing fears for greenbelt

Guildford:  Is There Really A Housing Crisis?

Newcastle: Woolsington Woods campaigners march against plans to develop hotel and homes

Northumberland: Greenbelt campaigner raises concerns over £80m Northumberland development scheme


UK: 67% oppose new homes on green belt land

Bedford: City overspill spells the end of Bedfordshire’s green belt

Nottinghamshire: Nottinghamshire villagers lose green-belt homes battle in High Court

UK: CPRE calls for next government to increase protection for green belt

Bedfordshire: CPRE fears over 13,000 homes planned for Central Bedfordshire’s green belt

Guildford: Affordable Housing – It’s Not As Simple As Giving Up Green Belt

Leeds: Protestors march through Leeds suburb over greenbelt plans

Halifax: Planners backing moves for Halifax ‘village’ in green belt

St Albans: Brownfield policy risks more Green Belt homes in St Albans district

Huddersfield: ‘We will need the greenbelt for new housing’ top Kirklees councillor says

Nottingham: Calverton residents dismayed over High Court green-belt hearing

Guildford: Clandon Golf Club could be taken out of green belt and replaced with 1,000 homes

Wharfedale: Campaign marching to battle against new greenbelt houses

Luton: Green Belt housing scheme could establish link between Harpenden and Luton

Gravesend: Greenbelt review poses serious threat to the coountryside

Benfleet: Builders launch new green belt challenge

Brentwood: Herongate green belt 19-flat development recommended for refusal

Birmingham: Green belt development locations in Sutton Coldfield confirmed following city council review

Kirkintilloch: Taking action to save the greenbelt

UK: How local elections could throw up hurdles to housebuilders

Glasgow: Campaigners slam “crazy plans” for greenbelt development

Southport: Revealed: YOUR Southport manifesto for the General Election

Benfleet: Builders launch new Greenbelt challenge

Kirklees: ‘We will need the greenbelt for new housing’ top Kirklees councillor says

UK: From green belt to grey area

St. Albans: Extra 4,000 homes could be built on St Albans and Harpenden Green Belt


Buckinghamshire: Molins Action Group urge residents to get involved with the fight against controversial housing plans in Saunderton

Chilterns: Campaigners Ask Government To Protect The Chilterns

Surrey: Unanimous opposition to Wisley Airfield greenbelt plans

Burnley: BODY BLOW: Multi-million pound bid to help build more than 3,000 new homes rejected

Solihull: Fury over plan to build Muslim cemetery for 3,000 on greenbelt land next to village

Borehamwood: Campaigners lose fight to stop centre of sporting excellence being built on greenbelt land in Borehamwood

Derby: Kimberley hall filled for residents meeting

Penryn: Penryn College Valley new housing protest held

Leeds: Pressure on for Leeds to review 70,000 home target

North Somerset: Fight continues against 20,985 homes by 2026

St Albans: Reaction: Railfreight appeal dismissed – ‘Pickles stabbed St Albans in the front, sides and back’

Derby: Celanese site perfect for housing

Bourne End: Debate over future of Slate Meadow set to continue

Cambuslang: Cambuslang residents hit out at plans for a wind turbine near their secluded homes

Hyndburn: 6,300 homes demand raises fears over greenbelt

Bradford: Village housebuilding plans focus of meeting

Stratford: Relief for Bidford as homes bid thrown out

Lancashire: Battle lines drawn at public inquiry into anaerobic digestion plant in Ramsbottom

Oxford: Plans for a new business park ‘based on outdated evidence’

Hertford: Campaign to Protect Rural England sets up meeting to discuss threat to green belt in North Herts

Leeds: U-turn on Leeds 70,000 new houses target

Northumberland: Town councils set out their green concerns

Epping: Anger as deputy council leader’s green belt housing plan approved

Gloucestershire: Decision to build solar farm near Dyrham Park deferred

Thurrock: Council defers approval for 153 houses at the Manorway, Stanford-le-Hope

Knowsley: Prescot Greenbelt Campaign Underway

Macclesfield: The King’s School has revealed the 70-acre site in the green belt it plans to move to

Benfleet: Victory for campaigners as Glebelands appeal dismissed

Runnymede: Report reveals Runnymede green belt development plans

Bradford: Brownfield sites to be priority for at least half of district’s new homes, inquiry told

 Durham: Confusion reigns at council planning meeting following rejection of growth plan

 Darwen: Application for Bromley Cross sports village expected soon


Scotland: We must rebuild trust in the planning process

Cobham: Campaigners united against plans for 2,100 greenbelt homes near Cobham

Elstree: ‘Mayhem’ – Elstree & Borehamwood Greenbelt Society vow to keep fighting rail freight plans

Edinburgh: Anger as Edinburgh housing plan delayed

Wrexham: North Wales villages’ identity crisis over greenbelt building ‘merger’ fears

Midlothian: By the end of this article, you won’t recognise west Midlothian

Coventry: Delayed Coventry airport verdict due next month

Newcastle: Public inquiry over Ponteland green belt closes

Leeds: Greenbelt building plans “are death by a thousand cuts”

Wrexham: North Wales villages’ identity crisis over greenbelt building ‘merger’ fears

Halesowen:  Halesowen greenbelt housing plan campaigner calls for end to secrecy

Newcastle: Greenbelt campaigners say Woolsington Hall transformation will set a ‘dangerous precedent’


York:  Row as greenbelt is put into York’s Local Plan

Oxford: How green is Oxford’s greenbelt?

Pendle: Greenbelt land safe – for now

UK: Green belt uncertainty fuelling UK’s housing crisis

Edinburgh: Garden district’ plan on Edinburgh greenbelt

Essex: Campaigners join forces to fight new homes

Durham: Review to be carried out after Durham County Council taken to the High Court

Solihull: Campaigners slam new M42 Service station plans

Hitchin: New homes debate sees people turn out in force in Htchin

Dorset: High Court ruling won’t open Dorset’s greenbelt land up for Romany gypsies, says council leader

Birmingham: Birmingham green belt housing brought step closer with new report

Coventry: Delayed Coventry airport verdict due next month

Nuneaton: Councillors slam new homes plan in Nuneaton

Redditch: Greenbelt concerns lead to Council’s development opposition

UK: Sacrifice Green Belt land near stations, recommends report

Guildford:  Greenbelt Group Says Prof’s Radio Comments Are At Odds With University’s Building Plans

Ponteland: Planners bid to protect ‘amazing’ Greenbelt

England: Ministers lose automatic ban on gypsies building on Green Belt

Manchester: Town hall chiefs won’t rule out building on greenbelt land to solve housing crisis

Barnsley: Campaign group set up for greenbelt fight

Hexham: Green belt homes plan is ‘against wishes of locals’


London: ‘London’s green belt isn’t sacrosanct … we need to build homes on it’

Coventry: Green belt protest grows against top ten city plans

Epping: Controversial green belt housing plan withdrawn

Aberdeen: Aberdeen’s planning committee backs housing development on green belt land

Guildford: Green belt in Effingham could be saved after council “U-turn”

Berkshire: Agents appointed for sale of 31 hectare government site in Berkshire green belt

Pendle: Greenbelt land safe – for now.

Dorking:’Importance of green belt to be emphasised in any future Mole Valley plan’

England: ‘Streetwise builders fighting planning protections to build in two thirds of rural areas, says National Trust, 27 greenbelt Authorities covered in research

Fife: STEPAL vows to fight on in bid to halt Pipeland plan

Surrey: Green belt group calls for Surrey Hills to have national park status

Aberdeen’s planning committee backs housing development on green belt land

Coventry: Green belt protest grows against top ten city plans

Wakefield Campaigners in second battle to save greenbelt

Surrey: Councils cautious on green belt after guidance revision


Bromsgrove: Council right on housing in green belt

Knebworth:Solar farm scheme gets all-clear in Swangleys Lane, Knebworth

Watford: More gipsy and traveller sites needed in Three Rivers, says council leader

Letchworth: Campaigners set provisional date for Letchworth protest march against housing plans

Group takes swing at next stage of £25 million golf course plan near St Andrews

Oxford: Battle for Green Belt future

Bradford: Councillor warns of ‘open season’ for green field development

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