Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A planning free-for-all leading to blighted landscapes, urban sprawl, more congestion and an undermining of local democracy is inevitable if the government insists on pushing ahead with proposals for new rules, say the UK's leading conservation, heritage and green groups.

Martin Harper, RSPB conservation director, said: "The planning system is there to represent the interests of the public in the face of complex decisions, and it will fail us all if one factor - economic growth - is set higher than any other."


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