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Green belt must be safeguarded, say campaigners

Guardian: Green belt land may be under threat from plans to build 81,000 new homes, according to the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Proposals to build houses, roads, industrial parks, mines and airport expansions, which are either out for consultation, have been submitted for planning permission or have already been approved, would cover protected land equivalent to a new town larger than Slough, the CPRE claims. Plans include the expansion of Birmingham airport, proposals for freight terminals near...