What if there Had Been No Green Belt?
A Development Estimate

Population Growth in Southeast England: 1951-2001 4,580,000
Urban Population Density SE England Outside GLA (Population per Square Mile) 9,558
Estimate of New Land Required for Development (Square Miles) 479
Total Green Belt Area 1,980
Amount of Green Belt Area Remaining if Development had been Allowed 1,501
Share of Green Belt Remaining 75.8%
New development assumed at the density of urban development outside the greenbelt.

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