Busted? House building is destroying the UK’s green rolling countryside, or so it would be believed after reading some broadsheets. In fact, the country is far more untouched than is commonly held. According to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment, published last year, just 6.8 of the UK is classed as ‘urban’. This is 10% of England, 1.9% of Scotland, 3.6% of Northern Ireland and 4.1% of Wales.