At the last committee meeting of the STS a member of the Joint Core Strategy Team provided some useful information. The JCS has commissioned a review of the green belt(s) by an external contractor to take place in the period Jan-Mar 2011 for presentation to the JCS in the spring. This does not mean that the contractor will make alterations to the green belt but will provide the JCS with their own recommendations that the JCS can then either accept and incorporate or decline. It is understood that the contractors work will not be open to consideration by outside organisations until some or all of it appears in the next itteration of the JCS which is expected to appear for public review in the summer of 2011.
It is also understood that the JCS is giving the RSS very little weight in its considerations since it was never agree or formally published.