Fiona Reynolds said:
” DCLG’s statement in response to ours is puzzling, since we made it clear that our concerns were not about the protections that have been retained for designated places (green belt, National Parks and AONBs). We are pleased to see these things picked out for special treatment, though we will be looking closely at the detail.
“Rather, our point was about the overall effect of the draft Framework, which puts considerations of profit and driving the economy forward above those of people and places. Our criticisms on these points have not been answered, and we demand that Government thinks again before going down this road”