Campaigners begin legal action to 'modify' new planning rulebook

Campaign group Friends of the Earth has launched a legal challenge against the new National Planning Policy Framework, arguing that the government failed to properly scrutinise the environmental impact of policies set out in the document

Wind farm on Ovenden moor, Yorkshire
FoE said 'harsh rules' for wind energy could block new schemes from coming forward under the NPPF

Campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) has launched a legal challenge against the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), arguing that the government failed to properly scrutinise the environmental impact of policies set out in the document.

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