HC Deb 20 February 1985 vol 73 c482W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has received any representations from the west midlands on the stability of planning in green belts under the west midlands structure plan.

Mr. Macfarlane

Yes, there have been representations from various organisations and individuals expressing concern about the green belt. However, a recent study by Solihull MBC has shown that the green belt policies have largely succeeded in preventing speculative developments.