§ Mr. Iremonger
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about preservation of Green Belt land in the borough of Redbridge from building for residential purposes; and what attempts are currently being made to obtain modification of the current development plan and Green Belt so as to allow further building of this kind in the future.
§ Mr. Graham Page
My general policy is set out in Circular 10/70 which looks to local planning authorities to make108W generous additional releases of land for housebuilding without detriment to other important planning objectives such as safeguarding Green Belts. The only proposal before me affecting the Green Belt in Redbridge is a planning appeal against a refusal by the local planning authority to allow residential development on one acre of land at Padnall. A public local inquiry is to be held.