In a classic piece of capitulation to corporate interests Natural England- the mickey mouse bunch of pseudo-academics, civil servants and vested interests who manage our environment- have decided that its time to make another assault upon our green belts. The justification? That we need more houses.
The obvious failure of the government to ensure that brown fields sites have affordable housing built on them allows the developers to justify this maneouvre. Typically, Gordon Brown has previously promised to "protect green belts". At the forefront of this new assault is that queen fuckwit, Hazel Blears.