§ 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.