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Planning reforms to give 'more powers to local people'

Planning Minister Greg Clark defended government plans to streamline the planning process in England saying they will lead to more development and give more planning powers to local people.

The government is consulting on a planning policy aiming to make the system less bureaucratic, which appears to have pleased developers but alarmed environmental groups.

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 14 Sep 2011
  • From the section World
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