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What Price West Midlands Green Belts?

This report published by CPRE West Midlands warns that the region's Green Belts are suffering neglect, and the vital contribution they make in regenerating cities and towns and preventing urban sprawl is not fully appreciated. It urges planners to make a fresh commitment to protecting and enhancing them.


Will planning reform rescue the economy?

Reform of the planning system is likely to be among measures to boost the economy in the Budget on 23 March 2011. It was reported that the Chancellor ‘wants to make it much easier for companies to obtain planning consent for new projects – even if they go against the wishes of local residents – allowing them to expand their businesses while also providing a timely boost for the construction sector.


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