I, like many people from the London area, have become increasingly dismayed by the slow, seemingly inevitable shift in government opinion towards building on the Metropolitan green belt. We are hearing more and more politicians claiming that building on the green belt is a “possibility” or talking about how “millions” of homes could be built. I’m a realist, and I’m certainly not opposed to a discussion on the matter, but the short-sightedness of politicians is a major area of concern.
What is the Green Belt?
For those that don’t know, this is a large area of land surrounding London which for decades has had strict building rules and regulations in place. While it’s certainly not all beautiful scenery, the green belt encompasses a wide range of different habitats, including parts of Surrey, Essex and Kent.
While I understand that we are facing a national shortage of housing, I don’t believe the long-term solution is building on the green belt (after all, once it’s gone there’s nothing to replace it – and then we are left in the same situation yet without the wonderful belt).
This website is an outlet for my thoughts and feelings about the green belt and anything else related to nature, the environment and wildlife.
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If you would like to contact me about anything on this site, I’ve setup a contact page which you can access here. I welcome all views and opinions on this blog, so never be afraid to speak out (as long as it’s in a constructive manner).