The UK’s Labour Party is reportedly planning to ease restrictions around data centers on greenfield land surrounding London, otherwise known as the Green Belt.

As reported by the Telegraph, Labour’s shadow science, innovation, and technology secretary Peter Kyle is understood to be considering classing data centers as ‘nationally significant infrastructure projects’ in a bid to bypass opposition from local residents and officials.

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Greystroke has been hoping to build data centers on Green Belt land – Greystroke Land

The Green Belt is the ring of designated countryside around London. Much of London’s data center market is clustered around the Docklands to the east and Slough to the west. However, prospective projects are increasingly being planned in areas between Slough and the city in or around Green Belt land.

By designating data center projects as nationally important, planning decisions will be made by ministers and not councils, which have often declined projects set to encroach on the Green Belt.

Greystroke saw a project on Green Belt land near Uxbridge rejected last year. The company blamed Green Belt “theology.”

The company also saw a proposed project in Abbots Langley rejected earlier this year.

Sources told the Telegraph that easing planning requirements is likely to spark more applications for data centers on the Green Belt, largely expected to center around a corridor in West London.

On a visit to the US last year, Kyle is said to have met with Microsoft, Amazon, and Oracle, with Microsoft reported to have brought up the challenges in securing planning permission in the UK.

Even if they are not labeled as critically significant, Kyle is believed to have told the tech industry that Labour will reform planning laws to allow more data centers.

The UK is due to hold a general election on July 4. The Labour Party is currently predicted to win by a large margin.