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PLANNERS FACE WAR ON CLONING

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Planners must act to prevent 'clone town Britain', an economics think-tank has said....
Planners must act to prevent 'clone town Britain', an economics think-tank has said.

The New Economics Foundation said national chains increasingly dominated shopping centres, while independent shops were squeezed out.

It urged councils to use planning law to compel developers to provide small shops, to refuse permission to change the use of shops and prevent supermarkets from expanding by stealth through internal

extensions.

www.neweconomics.org
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