Owen Paterson alarms campaigners with plan to build on ancient woods

Telegraph: Developers will be given "carte blanche' to concrete over swathes of irreplaceable ancient woodland under proposals to ease planning restrictions on building in the countryside, campaigners have warned. Owen Paterson, the environment secretary, is facing a backlash after suggesting that developers should be allowed to bulldoze historic woods to make way for new homes if they promise to plant trees elsewhere. MPs and countryside campaigners have reacted furiously to the plans, which they say......

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