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London’s Green Belt is simply a subsidy to land owners

by | 6th, June 2013

YES, yes, I know, it’s absolutely lovely that people can’t build over Surrey and Sussex and Hampshire: not that anyone would care of they did Essex. And that’s what the Green Belt around London is said to achieve: to stop those horrible ribbon developments of the 1930s. You know, those large spacious houses with a decent garden that everyone wants to live in and which cost over £1 million a pop these days?

The truth is though that the Green Belt is really one of the largest subsidies that we have in the UK: it’s a

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