Page last updated at 11:14 GMT, Friday, 2 September 2011 12:14 UK

Is rural England threatened by planning overhaul?

The coalition government has proposed a major streamlining of planning regulations in England, a move which they claim would make conditions more favourable for sustainable development and economic growth, but which critics say could lead to unchecked and damaging development.

Stephen Smith reports from Gloucestershire.

Broadcast on Thursday 1 September 2011.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific