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Response to Daily Mail claims about the green belt

Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said: “The Green Belt provides an important protection against urban sprawl, providing a ‘green lung…

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

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Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said:

The Green Belt provides an important protection against urban sprawl, providing a ‘green lung’ around towns and cities. The Coalition Agreement commits the Government to safeguarding Green Belt and other environmental designations, which they have been in the new National Planning Policy Framework.

Published 17 August 2012