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Government backs plans to reform building planning rules

Planning rules in England need to change if the economy is to recover, Chancellor George Osborne has said.

Simplifying the planning rules would help boost house-building and businesses, according to ministers.

But critics say England's countryside will be put under threat if the changes go ahead.

Jon Kay reports from Wiltshire.

  • 05 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK
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