Property chiefs welcome new planning policy

In March’s Budget announcement Chancellor George Osborne described the current planning system as an "obstacle to economic growth".

Under the new policy a proposed development that meets the principles set out in the NPPF will be given the go ahead.

Liz Peace, chief executive of the British Property Federation, said: "Planning policy should be streamlined, succinct and to the point if it is to deliver the growth and sustainable development that this country needs.

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