Controversy grows over England Planning reforms as Telegraph, National Trust and RSPB alliance brings its influence to bear

A leader in the Telegraph cites

Homes and Communities Agency data states that there are 160,000 acres of such land available for development – enough for more than three million new homes

The leader also calls for zero-rate VAT on house renovation, the same as for new build.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/telegraph-view/8733293/A-shameful-way-to-treat-rural-Britain.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/8734277/Coalition-rush-to-sweep-aside-planning-laws-will-put-countryside-in-peril.html

Planning reforms: councils risk free-for-all - 8 September

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/countryside/8747623/Planning-reforms-councils-risk-free-for-all.html