|From National Trust campaign site|
Worth a read is George Monbiot at: http://www.monbiot.com/2011/09/05/terra-nullius/
He writes: "Impervious to experience, strangers to reason: the communities secretary Eric Pickles and the Chancellor George Osborne have learnt nothing from the economic crisis. They claim that laxer town planning “is key to our economic recovery”. But the European countries hit hardest by the economic crisis – Greece, Italy, Spain and Ireland – have weak planning controls and urban sprawl. The nations which have proved most resilient have tougher laws and compact settlements"
Sign National Trust petition here: https://www.planningforpeople.org.uk/
38degrees campaign also have a petition: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/page/s/save-our-countryside