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Rural housing 'under threat' from proposed planning laws

Proposed changes to planning policy would be "catastrophic" for rural areas, rural housing and planning, authorities are warning.

The government wants to scrap the requirement for developers to provide affordable housing on smaller developments.

Figures show that around two thirds of affordable houses in rural areas last year were built on small sites.

Claire Marshall reports from the Yorkshire Dales.

  • 19 Nov 2014
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