HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c31W
35. Mr. Doughty

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will give an assurance that the present green belt on the south-western side outside London will be maintained as such, and not used for any other purpose.

Sir K. Joseph

As was stated in the White PaperSouth-East England the approved metropolitan green belt will be maintained and substantial additions will be made to it. Local planning authorities have been asked to consider the possibility of allowing development of such land as there is in the green belt which contributes little of value to it, but such changes if any as result from this will not be more than marginal.