Correction - BBC London Lunchtime and Evening News on Thursday 2nd September 2021 - Correction
On the BBC London Lunchtime and Evening News on Thursday 2nd September 2021, an article was featured on a campaign by local residents to protect the green belt against housing development proposed in the Castle Point Local Plan. This is part of a series on the future of London’s Green Belt, which is supported by online articles.
In both introductions to the article, the presenter of the show stated that in Castle Point there are plans “to build 5,000 homes in the Green Belt.” This is inaccurate.
The new submitted Local Plan is planning for 5,367 new homes of which 2,745 are outside the urban areas – so within, what is currently, the Green Belt. All of the remainder are within urban areas.