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Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Labour’s Shadow Planning Minister, commenting on reports that there will be no significant changes to the Draft National Planning Policy Framework, said:

"Reports that the Government is to make no significant changes to its draft planning reforms are extremely worrying. In the past, the minister has chosen to describe the voices of organisations like the National Trust, RSPB and the Campaign to Protect Rural England as variously “nihilistic”, “left-wing” and “semi-hysterical”.

"If there really is no significant change in the document and this Tory-led Government continues to ignore the millions of members in these organisations, such an out of touch and complacent approach will raise serious concerns amongst all those who love our countryside."

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