Areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Monday 27 November 2017
Developers swallow up more beauty spots in a planning law loophole.
Many of Englands most beautiful areas of countryside are increasingly being built on, despite having the highest level of protection, in a loophole in the planning law which means that councils have to let developers build new homes in beauty spots. Areas of outstanding natural beauty are around 15 percent of England, from the Cotswolds to the North Pennines some of the most landscapes outside of the many National parks. One example of a landscape under threat includes Farthingloe Valley in the Kent Downes, by the White Cliffs of Dover-where developers, are planning to build 521 new homes.