This weekend, Wharfedale and Airedale Review Development (http://wardyorkshire.org) and CPRE (www.cpre.org.uk) will be hosting a conference in Leeds to examine the implication of the new National Planning Policy proposals.
I`m not a great lover of `conference culture` myself, but no doubt we`ll be able to judge the outcome by visiting the websites of the two organisations in the near future.
In the meantime, this article may be of interest ;
The environmental groups mentioned may well have a point in their objections to the new proposals. Their arguments certainly merit close attention - give their sites a visit and see what you think.
The only slight reservation I would voice is that in their understandable eagerness to defend our countryside, environmentalists sometimes imply that there is little or no environmental impact from building on brownfield sites, which is not automatically the case.
Anyone interested in this issue may want to see my article `Butterflies and Brownfields`, posted 26 June 2012 at http://angpav.blogspot.com .