Broadband an ‘excuse’ to build overhead cables in national parks


By Louise Gray – The Growth and Infrastructure Bill, due to pass through the House of Lords this week, is designed to kick-start the economy by making it easier to build roads, rail and warehouses in the countryside.

Clause 8 removes the need for developers to seek approval from the relevant National Park Authority before building.

Lord Deben, a former Secretary of State for the Environment, said it will allow developers to put up ugly overhead cables in places like the Lake District without appropriate scrutiny. more> http://tinyurl.com/adg8uq4

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