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Rewrite planning rules to end 'confusion', say MPs

MPs are calling on the government to rewrite its controversial changes to planning rules in England, removing the default "yes" to development.

Ministers say a simplified planning system is needed to boost growth and encourage sustainable development.

But the Commons communities committee says in a report that a "fetish" with streamlining the planning process could slow it down by creating ambiguity.

Ben Wright reports.

  • 21 Dec 2011
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