Israel May Change Master Plan to Expand Construction in Central 'Green Lung'

Proposed changes will be presented Tuesday to the National Planning and Building Council.

The government is seeking to increase residential construction in the center of the country in what they say is an effort to ease the housing shortage, in the face of opponents who say the move would come at the expense of construction in the north and south and reduce the amount of green areas in the most densely populated part of the country.