In a recent post I quoted the CPRE views on proposed changes to planning laws.
I've just read an article by George Monbiot on the subject and as usual he makes some good points on the subject.
Here is a taster of what he says.
"Economic growth should not be the purpose of the planning system. It should ensure that human needs are met while the environment is protected. But if growth is your aim, strong planning is more likely to deliver it than weak planning. The government’s attack on planning is likely to deliver the worst of both worlds: trashing the environment while trashing the economy."
I recommend a read of the article which you can see by clicking here