Developed form a major research report for the Department of the Environment, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of the problems experienced when the the green belt restraint was implemented around London. Attitudes to land-use planning changed rapidly: planning powers devolved from counties to districts: and regional planning was largely dismantled. This book fills a major gap in the literature by critically examinig the Metropolitan Green Belt.
This book was first published in 1983.
1. London's Green Belt: an historical perspective
2. Local planning and the Metropolitan Green Belt
3. The growth of non-conforming land uses in the MGB
4. The changing extent and form of approved uses
5. Planning powers and the implementation of the green belt restraint
6. The maintenance of agricultural land in the Green Belt