28 September 2000
Meacher makes planning pledge
AN easing of planning controls for farmers and more affordable rural housing will be included in the forthcoming Rural White Paper, says Michael Meacher.
The Environment Minister was speaking at a Labour Party Conference fringe meeting organised by the Countryside Agency.
Mr Meacher said he wanted to remove unnecessary obstacles preventing farmers diversifying, and that spending on rural housing was too low, reports The Daily Telegraph.
- Labour conference latest, FWi, 28 September, 2000
- The Daily Telegraph 28/09/2000 page 11