Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall gets behind our campaign, stating his fears that the planning reforms could wipe out Britain’s allotment revolution whilst elsewhere a senior aide to Greg Clark, the planning minister, warned that the new planning regulations could lead to unchecked development.
A senior aide to Greg Clark, the planning minister, warned that the new regulations could lead to unchecked development unless councils updated their local planning guidelines. Under the new planning rules, every council is required to publish details of land available for development, but to date only half of councils in England have done so.
The row over planning reforms deepened last night after ministers were accused of stripping out vital safeguards to protect the countryside
National Trust says potential end to boom in growing own vegetables
On BBC Breakfast Fiona Reynolds, Director-General of the National Trust was interviewed alongside Andrew Stunnel, Minister for Communities and Local Government, expressing her fears over the end of the allotment boom.