09 June 2015

Amanda Beresford: We cannot avoid building on the green belt

The new Conservative Government has placed rectifying our current housing shortage at the top of its agenda, with a manifesto that promised 200,000 new starter homes and 275,000 additional affordable homes by 2020.

But this manifesto also contained a promise to protect the green belt. Amanda Beresford, partner and Head of Planning at Shulmans, explains why these two promises are impossible to reconcile in an article published recently in the Yorkshire Post online.