'I began to see what a sacred cow the Green Belt has become' said Minister for Housing & Local Government Richard Crossman in 1964.
The Green Belt is a political behemoth that has long loomed over the planning system. In this episode Sam Stafford asks Paul Miner, Strategic Planning & Devolution at CPRE, and Kathryn Ventham, Planning Partner at Barton Willmore, whether housing need is becoming a sufficiently irresistible force to shift hitherto immovable Green Belt boundaries?
Twitter handles: @samuel_stafford. @PaulMiner3 and @kateventham.
Some accompanying reading and viewing:
John Grindrod’s ‘Outskirts’
Ipsos Mori polling for the CPRE on public attitudes towards the Green Belt
Ipsos Mori polling for Housing The Powerhouse on attitudes towards housing development in Greater Manchester
'The Green Noose: An analysis of Green Belts and proposals for reform' by the Adam Smith Institute
‘Planned up and be counted ‘ local plan making under NPPF 2012’ by Lichfields
‘This Blessed Plot – This Other Eden’ - A film for the Council for the Preservation of Rural England
‘The myth of the countryside idyll’ by Steve Middlehurst
Keith Joseph’s 1964 South East Study
A Policy Briefing Paper by the Landscape Institute
The London Society’s Position Paper
‘The Proud City’ – A film outlining plans for the post war reconstruction of London, featuring Patrick Abercrombie and JH Forshaw.