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Housing shortage: calls for release of green-field land

A report by planning consultants is warning of a shortage of 20,000 homes in the South East in the next five years.

Comparing land freed by councils with predicted demand, it estimates a shortfall of 8,000 homes in Kent, just 260 in East Sussex but 12,500 in West Sussex.

John Ryall spoke to Ryan Johnson of Turley Associates and Richard Knox-Johnston, chairman of CPRE Protect Kent.

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