Shadow environment, transport and the regions secretary Theresa May said:
'Labour are building the wrong houses in the wrong places. By building on the countryside, they are fuelling the exodus from our cities. We should be regenerating our existing urban areas, not building new towns across the countryside.'
The document lists new housebuilding targets for the region over the next 18 years, and states what proportions should be on greenfield and on brownfield land.
(over 18 years)Greenfield Development Target (%)Number of Houses to Build on Greenfields
York / North Yorkshire45,0004721,150
(Hull / East Riding)40,3205020,160
Yorkshire & Humber265,770 buildings40%106,308 buildings
(Source: Table H1, p.67.)
Green belt under threat: p3 of the government document states: 'localised review of green belt boundaries may be necessary in some places through development plan reviews'.