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PLANNING REGULATIONS 'STIFLING' THE COUNTRYSIDE

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Country landowners have demanded the right of appeal against the listing of historic buildings and sites of specifi...
Country landowners have demanded the right of appeal against the listing of historic buildings and sites of specific scientific interest, reports The Daily Telegraph (p8).

The proposal is one of 25 detailed objectives for government set out yesterday by the Country Landowners' Association, which wants to establish the principle of 'regulating last'. It claims planning designations cover nearly half of England.

The CLA also wants the Rural White Paper to set up a government department for the countryside, marry agriculture with environmental payments and create rural jobs.

Hugh Duberly, CLA president, said: 'Over-regulation of the countryside has suffocated development.'

The Council for the Protection of Rural England said there was no evidence that planning policies were restricting development in rural areas.
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