Committee chairman Andrew Bennett, a Labour MP, told BBC Radio Four's Today programe that the proposals in the planning green paper 'really need work'. The committee had received a lot of evidence about the shortcomings of the green paper, he said.
But the committee did not agree with taking decisions on major projects away from public enquiries. To speed up decisions, he said, 'ministers have got to have the courage to have a national strategy ... for major infrastructure.
'The planning system delays things because of indecision by ministers'.
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