Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said councils would now be given the freedom to make their own decisions, not be "bossed around" by central government.
So, presumably all those councils that the Conservatives' High Speed Rail line will be going through will now have the power to refuse to allow it? Or will the government still be bossing them around when it comes to that matter?
It will no longer be possible to concrete over large swathes of the country without any regard to what local people want.
Jesus. The Barker Report was to build on something like 1% of the flipping greenbelt. The people using the greenbelt for its required purpose (city dwellers having green spaces which was the whole point of the greenbelt) would hardly notice.