The Times, reporting on the 300,000 new homes to be built on the greenbelt, referenced ASI figures featured in our paper The Green Noose.
The Times reported:
"Paul Cheshire, a former government planning adviser, said that green belts benefited a small number of wealthy people and confined millions of poorer families to increasingly overcrowded cities. The Adam Smith Institute think tank calculated last year that a million homes could be built on the outskirts of London, within walking distance of a railway station, by sacrificing 3.7 per cent of the capital’s green belt."
The Times later reported in a leader story:
"The belief that the green belt is sacrosanct is one of the great shibboleths of our time. The Adam Smith Institute has calculated that a million homes could be built around London with the loss of only 3.7 per cent of its green belt."