Campaign group slams Nick Boles' 'provocative and unnecessary' plans to build new homes

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Development

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has slammed planning minister Nick Boles' call to increase England's urbanised area by up to 3%. CPRE claims Mr Boles' vision is "provocative and unnecessary, and casts a shadow over at least 25% of our undisturbed countryside". Mr Boles told the BBC's Newsnight that between one and two million new homes could be built over the next 20 years if 2-3% of the country's "open land" was developed. Shaun Spiers, chief executive of CPRE, said: "We do need t...

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