HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 cc195-6W
Sir M. Galpern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give an assurance that areas designated as green belts will not be encroached on for building purposes; and if he will continue to authorise green belts recommended by local authorities.

Friend to the reply I gave to the hon. and learned Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands (Mr. Wylie) on 26th January.

Mr. Ross

I would refer my hon. I remain convinced of the virtues of green belts as a means of limiting urban sprawl, protecting amenity, preserving the way of life of the countryside and making it accessible to those who live in cities. But I must treat individual cases on their merits.

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