Wednesday, 24 October 2007

My letter in today's FT


Paul Miner of the Campaign to Protect Rural England states that "green belt designations are hardly a 'chafing collar' as more than three square miles of green belt land have been lost to development each year in England since 1995" (Letters, October 22).

As England has a surface area of some 50,000 square miles, barely 10 per cent of which has been "lost to development" over the centuries, does this statistic not prove exactly the opposite?"

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