Land Use: Wildlife

(asked on 22nd September 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a designation for wildbelt land.

Answered by
Lee Rowley Portrait
Lee Rowley
Minister of State (Minister for Housing)
This question was answered on 17th October 2022

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) already makes clear that planning policies and decisions should contribute to and enhance the natural and local environment by providing net gains where possible and acknowledges the importance that green and open space make to achieving sustainable development.

Government will continue to explore the options for protecting our wild and natural spaces while delivering homes where they are needed.

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