Rural businesses want planning overhaul

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The Country Land and Business Association (CLA), a charity which represents 28,000 rural businesses across England and Wales, has told Boris Johnson that rural areas should not be “treated as a museum to be preserved in aspic”. The CLA supports reform of the current planning regime, claiming it is “hindering potential rural economic development”. A letter to the Prime Minister says: “In our view, rural Britain should be treated as a living, breathing part of the economy with tremendous potential for job creation, economic growth and community cohesion.”

Source: The Daily Telegraph