Plans now exist for more than 150,000 homes to be built on protected land, an analysis of council documents has found. The sites include some of England’s most scenic areas, including parts of Dorset and the rural outskirts of York. Full story >>
A green belt is an area of open land around a city where building is strictly controlled. • New roads are cutting into the green belt. In the Telegraph headline green belt is used as a compound modifier, which is why it has a hyphen.