Nick Boles: 'We must build on an extra 2-3% of the countryside'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development

The planning minister, Nick Boles, has said that 2-3% of "open land" must be developed to meet the UK's housing needs. Speaking to the BBC's Newsnight, Mr Boles claimed that only 9% of the country is currently developed and that "a million or two million homes" could be delivered over the next 20 years if "only 2-3% of open land is developed". The MP for Grantham and Stamford said: "We're saying very clearly that we are going to protect the greenbelt, keep the greenbelt, but if people want home...

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