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COUNCILS NEED EDUCATION ON OUT OF TOWN DEVELOPMENT, SAYS MINISTER

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Too many developments are being built on out of town greenfield sites despite planning officers' efforts to concent...
Too many developments are being built on out of town greenfield sites despite planning officers' efforts to concentrate on the revitalisation of town centres, reports BBC Leicester.

Planning minister Robert Jones said, however, that when it comes to the crunch planning authorities put jobs first, before the environment.

He commented: 'When push comes to shove there are a lot of council leaders who think they would rather have the jobs than the sort of environmental quality we think is right.

'And trying to get the message across to them means not only calling in for public inquiry some developments to hammer that home, but also, I think, doing an awful lot of work on the ground with them, trying to educate them'.
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