Bill 'weak on eco protection'
PUBLISHED: 13:33 14 December 2007 | UPDATED: 08:18 28 March 2014
DECEMBER 2007: The Government's new Planning Bill will allow developers to gloss over environmental concerns, according to the RSPB.
RSPB Head of Planning Simon Marsh said: “The Bill is weak on sustainability which is very disappointing given the threat of climate change and the pressures on wildlife and wildlife habitats. As well as fast tracking planning applications, it could also hasten environmental damage.”