BBC Countryfile – Sunday 2 October 2011

This week’s Countryfile came from Cumbria and featured the World Sheepdog Trials, the restoration of Lowther Castle and also John Craven’s report on the NPPF.


The government’s proposing to strip back the planning process in a bid to get more houses built and to kick-start the economy. With a shortage of affordable homes, particularly in rural areas, some people are welcoming changes to the planning laws. But others fear the proposals could change the face of our countryside and lead to unwelcome development. John discovers more about the pros and cons of the plans.

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