The DCLG Press Office Cocks Up/Lies Again About Changing Green Belt

Quoted in Guardian

“Ministers have repeatedly been clear that demand for housing alone will not justify changing green belt boundaries,”

No No No – this is confusing allowing housing on appeal when there is the ‘very special circumstances’ test and the changing boundaries in plans – where there is the exceptional circumstances test’

Ministerial statements that ‘demand for housing alone’ is not reason for green belt release only applied to the former and not the latter.  Several statements are consolidated into NPPG here.

Someone brief the DCLG press office and shut them up – this is embarrassing.

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