Retailers push for planning relaxation

Published:  02 March, 2011

LONDON: Kingfisher and Asda are lobbying the government to relax planning laws on out-of-town developments, according to The Grocer magazine.



However retailers such as Boots and Waitrose back continued protection of town centres the magazine said.

Supporters of the current planning policy fear that in order to encourage growth the government will relax the planning restrictions in the National Planning Policy Framework due in June.

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