New Planning Guidlines Published


New National Policy Guidlines have been published today.  There will be a presumption in favour of sustainable development.

According to the BBC Council policies” must encourage brownfield sites to be brought back into use – and allowed them to protect back gardens, while ensuring that “playing fields continued to benefit from the same protection that they do currently”.


It also allow communities to specify where renewable energy sources such as wind farms should, and should not, be located.

Similarly greenbelt appears to have the same protection previously afforded

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