‘Relaxed’ planning laws face hostility


GOVERNMENT proposals to relax planning laws on home and business extensions are being opposed by Harborough District Council. Councillors from the Conservative and Lib Dem groups on the authority agreed on Monday to protest at the plans put forward by their Government counterparts which would allow homeowners to build larger extensions without planning permission. The coalition’s proposal is designed to boost the economy by green-lighting more projects. It proposes a temporary three-year … [Read more...]