Can London afford the Green Belt?

Tuesday 17 March 2015

08:30 - 09:30 (registration from 08:00)

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

A recent report by Centre for Cities indicates that over the long-term London will need to extend its boundaries into the Green Belt if it is to meet the economic needs of the city’s growing population.

Can London afford the Green Belt? Are areas of the Green Belt of the right quality and accessibility to support new communities, and what sort of densities could it accommodate? What are the alternative options for London? How much brownfield land is still available in London and is this suitable for housing? Centre for Cities presented their research on the topic at this free NLA breakfast talk, and was followed by a critical debate with key London thinkers who discussed the issues around London’s Green Belt.

The Centre for Cities report can be found here.

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