23/08/2011

Call You and Yours with Julian Worricker.

The lobby against the proposed relaxation of planning rules is gathering strength . The Campaign to Protect Rural England has been accused by the Government of running a "carefully choreographed smear campaign against the reforms". But the CPRE say they are just trying to protect the Green Belt. The last census showed that the total amount of land used in the UK is 9 per cent - that covers everything from housing to roads. So many argue there is plenty of land available. We examine the pros and the cons of the changes to planning policy.

Does the Greenbelt help or hinder life in the countryside?

Is it necessary to stop the countryside being concreted over, or a bar to breathing new life into rural areas?

An opportunity to contribute your views to the programme. Email youandyours@bbc.co.uk or call 03700 100 444 (lines open at 10am).

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