Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Successful lobbying by the National Trust
The Government should rewrite its proposals for planning reform, an influential group of MPs said this morning. In particular, the select committee said it should reinstate a policy of â€˜brownfield firstâ€™ to ensure that brownfield land is used for new developments ahead of countryside. The MPs also called on the Government to amend its contentious proposal in favour of sustainable development, and to put economic growth lower down the order of priorities.