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Parliamentary pressure builds, against so-called ‘Developers’ Charter’

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As shown in last week’s questions to Nick Boles in a heated debate with fellow MPs, and in last night’s BBC Inside Out report on what’s happening at Feniton, the present national planning law has serious flaws. It allows what MP David Heath refers to as “urban sprawl” in rural locations, often on good agricultural land and in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and even on floodplains.
Now calls for a change in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) are getting louder, with a move to unite campaign groups across the whole country. (The SIN blog will report on developments)

Links to the lively parliamentary debate, and Inside Out report (including reference to the “awkward” case of Graham Brown) are given below:
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmhansrd/cm140108/halltext/140108h0001.htm#14010837000001
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03pr9wv/Inside_Out_South_West_13_01_2014/

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