If I were king, I’d protect our natural beauty and the starry heaven above | Andrew Motion

No building on the greenbelt; down with giant wind turbines; light pollution turned off – and a countryside holiday for all children

At one second past midnight I shall establish the Royal Environmental Action Programme (Reap). Its first assignment will be to scrap all existing proposals to build on the greenbelt. Henceforth, the greenbelt will be protected for ever, with all the new houses my people so badly need being built instead on brownfield sites. There are about a million and a half such sites available. The benefits will be many and varied.

The hours of darkness will be spent identifying the sites and organising builders. Construction will start at dawn; there’s no time to waste.

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