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Letters to the editor: Issue 459 4 Jan 2007

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Eddington's planning proposals are a recipe for civil disobedience

Denise Carlo Norwich NR2

Whilst some of Rod Eddington's planning proposals have merit, notably a Statement of Strategic Objectives, the notion of a 'presumption in favour' of major infrastructure projects would run counter to principles of democracy and sustainability ('Planning commission could take ministers out of the loop in transport scheme approval' LTT 14 Dec 06). If adopted, such a ruling would set in concrete the iniquitous system of motorway and trunk road planning of the last 70 years, whereby schemes...

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