Epping Forest has third highest proportion of greenbelt land

Epping Forest has the third most green belt land in England

Epping Forest has the third most green belt land in England

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Epping Forest District has the third highest proportion of green belt land of all local authority areas in England.

Government figures released today show 93.5 per cent of the area has green belt status protecting it from development.

A total of 31,680 of the district’s 33,898.41 hectares are currently protected.

The green belt currently covers 13 per cent of land in England.

West Lancashire has the highest proportion of greenbelt land, followed by Tandridge in Surrey.

Under the Local plan 10,000 new homes must be built in Epping over the next 20 years.

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1:50pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

This is the start of the building then, little snippets of news to soften up the Nimbys.
This is the start of the building then, little snippets of news to soften up the Nimbys. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

2:23pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

This will make it an obvious target for government to develop and house all the incomers.
This will make it an obvious target for government to develop and house all the incomers. SillyCnut
  • Score: 4

4:59pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SNGreen says...

Alas green belt status is not enough to protect it. If those in power want to build on it they will.
Alas green belt status is not enough to protect it. If those in power want to build on it they will. SNGreen
  • Score: 7

5:01pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SNGreen says...

Alas Green Belt staus is not enough if the powers that be want o build on it.
Alas Green Belt staus is not enough if the powers that be want o build on it. SNGreen
  • Score: 4

9:51pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Jackyjackson says...

Why are the plebs in Westminster so obsessed with building homes in the southeast, why can't they send all the new so called British people up North where there is lots of empty houses and open spaces!!!
Why are the plebs in Westminster so obsessed with building homes in the southeast, why can't they send all the new so called British people up North where there is lots of empty houses and open spaces!!! Jackyjackson
  • Score: 5

6:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jackyjackson wrote:
Why are the plebs in Westminster so obsessed with building homes in the southeast, why can't they send all the new so called British people up North where there is lots of empty houses and open spaces!!!
They are! Do you not read the newspapers? Many areas surrounding Leeds are full of East Europeans entitled to social housing gladly accepting nice properties that were formally in crime spots. They will probably make these areas better.
[quote][p][bold]Jackyjackson[/bold] wrote: Why are the plebs in Westminster so obsessed with building homes in the southeast, why can't they send all the new so called British people up North where there is lots of empty houses and open spaces!!![/p][/quote]They are! Do you not read the newspapers? Many areas surrounding Leeds are full of East Europeans entitled to social housing gladly accepting nice properties that were formally in crime spots. They will probably make these areas better. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

7:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

MICHAEL MCGOUGH says...

Oh the joy of EU membership ; unlimited uncontrolled mass immigration of unskilled workers to drive down the wages of the local.
Do these figure take into account the City of London's Epping Forest ?
Oh the joy of EU membership ; unlimited uncontrolled mass immigration of unskilled workers to drive down the wages of the local. Do these figure take into account the City of London's Epping Forest ? MICHAEL MCGOUGH
  • Score: -4

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