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UPDATE February 2010

Date: 12/2/2010


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Green Belts: A Greener Future


A major survey of the environmental state of Green Belt land has been undertaken by Natural England and the CPRE to demonstrate the benefits it provides for people and wildlife. This report highlights the need for positive land management to ensure that this extraordinary resource delivers wider benefits for the natural environment and for the millions of people who live in and around the Green Belt It proposes various actions to help to achieve this. See


The Society has issued a press release supporting  Natural England in suggesting the future role of green belts has wider than current statutory purposes see



Local Planning Authority Green Belt Statistics: England


This Statistical Release presents information on designated Green Belt land in individual local authorities in England. It relates to the extent of Green Belt in 2007 and is based on a methodology in which the extent of the Green Belt is captured in digital (computerised) form

from proposal maps in development plans. This approach, using digitised boundary, provides much more reliable figures than those published prior to 2000. In 2007, designated Green Belt land amounted to 1,635,670 hectares, about 13 per cent of the land area of England. For details go to


 To download and read the bulletin in full click here


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