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'Broad support' for planning reforms in England

The government has denied it is considering a U-turn over controversial proposals to alter the planning system.

Planning minister Greg Clark said the changes in England were "absolutely crucial" but also agreed to talk to opponents of the proposals.

Speaking to the BBC, he said there was "broad support" for reforms and that the government had a responsibility to simplify the system to encourage more home building.

  • 03 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK