Government response

Protecting green spaces

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Brandon Lewis response to comments from the Town and Country Planning Association on the protection of areas such as parks, woods and lakes in the planning system.

Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said:

These claims are completely untrue.

We have actually increased green belt protection and have allowed councils to introduce a new local green space designation to give extra protection to valuable green areas.