News and Articles


These are being placed in chronological order, newly added articles will be in blue text for a week or so to make sure any regular visitors dont miss anything thats been posted out of sequence.

We are building up quite a good library of reference material here, please feel free to suggest content via the contact us or facebook page.


These are all links to external websites and documents.  We do not necessarily agree with or condone all the opinions expressed, the articles are shared to document the current and historical happenings in relation to Greenbelt across the country





ITV Peston on Sunday discussion on the greenbelt (starts 5 mins in) 5th Jan 17


MEN New council houses in manchester 5 Feb 2017


Telegraph Empty Homes hits high 3rd Feb 2017


BBC Property trap article 2nd Feb 17


That's Manchester report on Council Vote, interview with James 2nd Feb 17


Guardian – land banking 31 Jan 17


Guardian - Air Pollution Crisis 31 Jan 17


CPRE Comment on GMSF 24 Jan 17


Green Alliance on the housing white paper 20 jan 17


Rossendale Free Press Controversial plans 19 Jan 17


Ian Mulheirn article – is there really a housing shortage 16 Jan 17


Times Hero Farmer Robert Worsley 15 Jan 17


MEN Council bosses could back down 15 Jan 17


Guardian - Rise in requirements for greenbelt homes 15 Jan 17


David Nuttall response to GMSF 14 Jan 17


MEN Andy Burnham comment on GMSF 12 Jan 17


Thats Manchester interview J Mason 12 Jan 17


J Mason meeting Ivan Lewis - tweet 12 Jan 17


MEN Greenbelt inquiry salford 11 Jan 17


Guardian Year in the life Oak Tree Greenmount 09 Jan 17


MEN Affordable homes pledge 9 Jan 16


Rochdale Online House Builder Smarten up article 7 Jan 17


iNews Homes built despite flood risk 05 Jan 17


BBC Location of Garden Villages 5 Jan 17


5th Jan Telegraph - Opposition to planning reforms


5th Jan MEN - Article covering 2nd Jan walk


CPRE response to govt funding for affordable homes 4th Jan 16


4th Jan CPRE response to affordable housing funding


4th Jan Bury Times - New Homes article


4th Jan The Guardian - Article re traffic and health


2nd Jan Bury Times Article and video of walk


2nd Jan MEN - article about walks covering all but Bury


2nd Jan BBC North West - video of walk


1st Jan The Guardian - Threat to countryside article





30th Dec Tameside reporter - Disingenuous brownfield development claim


29th Dec MEN - What does your MP think about GMSF?


28th Dec CPRE - High Weald AONB precedent article


27th Dec Times - Sacrifice of beauty spots article


20th Dec MEN - Response to GMSF article


29th Dec BBC - Success in Merseyside article


22nd Dec BEN - Bury Farmer unaware of GMSF plans on that affect his home


14th Dec - Westminster debate on GMSF


2nd Dec Tower FM  - Interview with Holcombe Brook residents


Joseph Rowntree foundation Work poverty_Housing crisis article Dec 16


27th Nov The Bureau - Housing Crisis article


24th Nov CPRE - Birmingham decision article


22nd Nov CPRE - Housing need/realistic targets article


11th Nov Platform - Using Brownfield


9th Nov - Benefits to health of green space


2nd Nov CPRE - Potential for brownfield sites


31st Oct MEN - What does your MP think?


21st Oct CPRE - Alarm at scale of GMSF loss


MEN Empty homes article 16 Oct 16 MEN


20th Sept BBC - Health value of green spaces


Bury Times Councillor on 12000 new homes plan Aug 16


2nd June The Guardian -Funding cuts to brownfield development


Telegraph article – developers sitting on brownfield 3 March 16




12th March - CPRE comment on withdrawal of local plan




Guardian – afforable housing meaning 3rd Feb 14




Corporate watch – Housing Profiteers 2011







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