Rise in building on greenbelt land


The number of new homes being approved on greenbelt land in England has increased fivefold in the last five years, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

9 June 2015 Last updated at 20:16 BST

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In 2009-10 planning permission was granted for 2,258 homes, while in 2014-15 the figure rose to 11,977.

In the last year alone the number of approvals doubled.

Duncan Kennedy reports.

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