Listen again to the excellent programme, “Unreliable Evidence” on how the new NPPF and localism bill has changed the planning landscape.

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It was generally thought that the drastic simplification of planning guidance has lead to serious lack of clarity. This is likely to lead to lots of legal challenges which will eventually fill in the detail. Of course this is expensive and time consuming. All agreed that if you want to stop development find some great crested newts or badgers since their rights were far more highly protected than those of people.