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Planning Policy Guidance 2: Green Belts

Published 24 January 1995
Type(s) Legislation and policy, Good practice and guidance
Site Planning, building and the environment
ISBN 9780117530379
Price £8 (free to download below)


Planning Policy Guidance 2 (PPG2) outlines the history and extent of Green Belts and explains their purposes. It describes how Green Belts are designated and their land safeguarded. Green Belt land-use objectives are outlined and the presumption against inappropriate development is set out.

PPG2 was published on 24 January 1995 and amended on 27 March 2001.

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Please note: This document has been cancelled and replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework , published on 27 March 2012, which sets out the Government's planning policies for England


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