Geography KS3 & 4: Using the greenbelt

Hana, a student from London, investigates whether we should help solve the country’s housing crisis by building on the greenbelt.

Hana talks to people on both sides of the argument – a representative from the housing charity, Shelter, and a local councillor from Guildford in Surrey, which is surrounded by greenbelt land.

This clip is from the series Geography: The Big Issues.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to set up a fieldwork investigation into greenbelt and other urban planning issues close to the school.

Students could be asked to identify the steps Hana has taken to carry out her investigations and then recreate this for their local area.

Students could produce maps of the local area that show where there are sites for development and carry out surveys with members of the public.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Geography at Key Stage 3 and 4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 3rd and 4th Level (S1/S2/S3) in Scotland.

More from the series Geography: The Big Issues

Geography KS3/4: Fracking
Geography KS3/4: Intensive farming
Geography KS3/4: Controlling traffic pollution