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New planning courts will be bought in this Summer to oversee planning-related judicial reviews. The Ministry of Justice plans to fast-track judicial reviews through the new system in order to speed up the development process. However the Campaign to Protect Rural England says that the new courts will make it harder to appeal against planners decisions.
And we hear from an Oxfordshire farm which is producing halal meat using organic practices. The Radwan family set up their farm in 2002 with a view to helping more Muslims understand where their food comes from.
Agri-environment schemes that are well-designed and well-targeted are a lifeline for wildlife, according to RSPB. As a new tranche of farm wildlife schemes are getting set to be rolled out across the UK, we ask both the RSPB and the NFU how nature and agriculture can co-exist and whether there's a balance to be struck between creating productive farms and landscape restoration projects such as rewilding.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Jules Benham.