Victory for Environmentalists: Israeli Planning Council Preserves Green Space

The plan would have allowed construction on up to 150,000 dunams (37,000 acres) of open space, and allowed for approval of more than a million housing units in the coming 15 years.

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The National Planning and Building Council on Tuesday rejected a proposal to rezone open areas outside city limits for construction as part of a plan to expand the amount of land available for housing.