Friday, 3 June 2011

Planning system as a driver of economic growth? You don't really believe that do you?

It seems that "rural campaigners" are worried that the National Planning Policy Framework will be used to "drive economic growth" rather than protecting the environment:

Ministers must recognise the planning system’s vital role in protecting and improving the environment rather than just as a tool to drive economic growth, rural campaigners have warned ahead of a key Government announcement.

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) natural environment white paper, due out early next week, must deliver for the whole natural environment, not just wildlife. 

The CPRE don't really think that the planning system - our biggest market distortion and barrier to business development - is there to promote economic growth do they?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All these central planning schemes that keep popping up left, and left, all they remind me of is Soviet Union and their constant "5-Year Plans". It's like that. Plan, plan, plan. No more free economy, no more free choice, no more freedom - period.