What is the grey belt? The land that might now fall into this new category

An aerial shot of green belt land
Grey belt land will be made up of repurposed green belt land (Image credit: Getty Images)

The 'grey belt' is a key term in the Labour Government's planning reforms as they aim to "get Britain building again".

The 'grey belt' is a term introduced by Keir Starmer to refer to certain neglected areas within green belt land. 

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.