Peter Murray

Below is the press release announcing the London Society debate about the Green Belt and Jonathan Manns’s position paper. You can read or download the paper here.

Jonathan Manns is Associate Director of Planning at Colliers International.

On Monday 6th October 2014 the Government published new guidance which reaffirmed the way it believes Councils should negotiate the politically choppy waters between discussions around housing and the green belt. In many ways it adds little to the discussion – again stressing that housing need doesn’t outweigh the need for protection – but it also indicates a key battlefield on which next year’s general election will be fought. It’s an important topic which needs to be framed now, before politicians seek the cathartic relief of yet more empty statements.

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