Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Eco-towns 'unlawful?'

newsThe government's approach to delivering up to 10 eco-towns could be "unlawful", councils have warned.

Ministers are to publish a planning policy statement to set out standards and potential locations in England. But the Local Government Association said the proposals went against the principle of development through plans drawn up by local authorities.

This might show a wish to avoid "proper scrutiny", it added. But the government said it "absolutely" disagreed. Click for more...

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