AUGUST 21 2020 – “APPARENTLY NOT POLICY TO BY-PASS” – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY TIMES – LETTERS

Dear Editor

In his critique of the Government’s White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ [“Measures are seriously flawed”, WSCT Letters, Aug 13], Dr Roger Smith of the Campaign to Protect Rural England states such measures “would result in areas outside of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty…being designated ‘Growth Areas’…controlled by Government-appointed ‘Development Corporations’, with automatic approval for applications to build” – thus by-passing the democratic local planning process.
 

According to the Daily Telegraph Front Page on June 26 2020 [“Planning reforms out of Jenrick’s hands”], Development Corporations were – according to Downing Street – “not our policy”.

 
 
Richard W. Symonds
 
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