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Javid: 'No need to build on green belt'

July 10th, 2015

Episode 473 of 1273 episodes

Business Secretary Sajid Javid on relaxing planning laws for brownfield sites in England in an attempt to boost house-building. “What we’re going to do now is go further and say that we will zone them for housing development… that means that those homes can get built a lot quicker.” “There’s no need to build on the green belt…there’s plenty of land that’s not green belt that we can build on that is suitable for housing and we need to get on with it.”