Green belts were 'invented' so that dwellers in smog-ridden cities could escape to the countryside; their physical and mental health benefits are only just being fully realised. Key to green belts was their proximity to city centres (a bike ride or bus journey away). In an obscene reversal of the thought processes that created green belts, developers now use the proximity of the green belts to city centres to justify using them for housing. Yes, that was, and remains, their point.
TM 38 Degrees | 2014
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