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September 15, 2011

Today's front pages, yesterday's news

Avid Planning Blog readers will remember this post from earlier this week (pictured left), in which we mischievously suggested some ways for the Daily Telegraph to spice up its “Hands off our land” campaign opposing the coalition’s planning reforms.

In the post, published on Tuesday, we suggested that the Daily Telegraph could run the following story:

Developer warns that NPPF will leave councils ‘sitting ducks’
A senior figure at one of the UK’s largest developers has warned that planning reforms will leave many councils unable to have a say over development in their own areas.

Today, the Telegraph reported:

Hands Off Our Land: ministers’ areas ‘sitting ducks’ for builders
Rural areas in the constituencies of David Cameron and senior ministers will be “sitting ducks” for developers under new planning rules, a government adviser has warned.

The Telegraph’s story features quotes from British Land head of planning Adrian Penfold, which were first reported by Planning last week from the Planning Summer School in Swansea. And it also picks up on research published by Planning Blog earlier this week, which revealed that, in a number of cases, the local authorities within the boundaries of DCLG ministers’ constituencies have not yet got adopted local plans in place.

Remember – you read it here first.

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