Apparently if you’re a “traveller” who instead of travelling merely buys a piece of land and starts building, you can get away without planning permission for years.  But for the rest of us, there are currently all kinds of planning restrictions.  The government is set to review these rules, mainly in an effort to address the so-called housing shortage – and there is concern from some quarters that this will open the floodgates for irresponsible building, and will certainly impact on our “green and pleasant land”.

See http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-countryside for an on-line petition requesting a government re-think.

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