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Housing Blight?

With the urgent need for more housing, developers are targeting greenbelt land and other protected sites. Allan Urry asks whether the planning system is up to the challenge.

With the urgent need for more housing, Britain's planning laws are under pressure like never before. Greenbelt land and even sites designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are being earmarked for development. So how far can we protect the countryside when the need for houses is so acute? Allan Urry reveals new figures on scale of the problem and investigates claims that the planning system is being stretched to breaking point.

Reporter: Allan Urry
Producer: Emma Forde.

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With the urgent need for more housing, developers are targeting greenbelt land and other protected sites. Allan Urry asks whether the planning system is up to the challenge.

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