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Impact of NPPF on Derbyshire countryside

Green fields under threat in Ashbourne Green fields under threat in Ashbourne Peter Fox

Government planning reforms are unnecessarily damaging the countryside and undermining local democracy while failing to prioritise the regeneration of urban areas, concludes a new report launched by The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

Community Control or Countryside Chaos? analyses the impact of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the countryside in the two years since it was adopted.  The research has found that the reforms are forcing local councils to accept major developments against their will in all parts of the country. 

This is the issue that CPRE Derbyshire has come up against in Ashbourne.   Read our Chairman's report to find out more.

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