Friday, September 9, 2011

George Osborne and Eric Pickles are pushing for planning changes but oppose developments in their own constituencies

Neil Sinden, CPRE policy director, said: "Wanting to protect a place or landscape you love is no bad thing, and it's good to see these ministers standing up for the concerns of their constituents. However, it seems hypocritical for the same ministers to label those opposed to their planning reforms as nimbys and nihilists. Good planning can enable communities to grow without trashing the environment. But to give one aspect - economic growth - excessive weight will not result in sustainable development but a much diminished countryside." © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds


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