‘Baroness Hanham, a Communities Minister, has said that parts of the green belt which was not “absolutely brilliant land” should be used for housing developments.
Speaking to the House of Lords, she commented: “We have made it clear, in the national planning policy framework, that the green belt is virtually sacrosanct, but we recognise that occasionally green belt land needs to be used for affordable housing, although that will need to be replaced.
Some green belt land is not absolutely brilliant land, so where you can use that rather than going into real open space, it should be used. However, we need affordable housing, and we recognise that”.’
Source: The Daily Telegraph