Thursday 28 July: Guardian editorial

Today’s Guardian editorial draws the overall conclusion that the national planning policy framework needs to be revisited:

“The government says it is being misunderstood: that it wants simpler, cheaper and better development, not more. Perhaps. But development is something that cannot be reversed and planning should involve restriction as much as encouragement. As things stand, the presumption in favour of sustainable development will reward developers while neglecting sustainability. That is the precise opposite of everything ministers promised.”

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