|Link to web site|
"... Shaun Spiers, the chief executive of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said:
"We would have hoped for much stronger defence of the green belt than the [new planning] minister gave in Parliament.""Asked about Nick Boles' comments, the Prime Minister’s official spokesman denied there were plans to make it easier to build on the green belt. He said:
"There are flexibilities within the current planning regime – in some parts of the country, they are quite good at using those flexibilities.
We have a national planning framework which was finalised quite recently, and there isn’t any plan to change that."