Garages and refuse plants wrongly designated green belt land MP warns

Garages, wasteland and refuse plants are being wrongly designated “green belt” land, a Labour MP has warned. She argues that if such land was developed, it would go some way towards solving the housing crisis as well as preserving areas of natural beauty. “In Durham, there… “There’s a garage site a stone’s throw away from Tottenham Hale Station in London that is designated as green belt, but there is not a blade of grass to be seen,” she said. Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Morden, has found multiple examples of scrappy wasteland sitting empty and unused within minutes of the nation’s busiest railway stations. “In fact, apart from a green car parked in the garage, there is no green to be seen anywhere. read more

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