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Exmoor National Park welcome Government planning exempt

Exmoor National Park welcome Government planning exempt Credit: Suzy Harrison/Press Association Images

New Government proposals that would allow agricultural buildings to be turned into houses without planning permission will exclude National Parks. Exmoor National Park say they were very concerned about the impact the proposals would have on the National Park landscapes.

Chairman of Exmoor National Park Authority Andrea Davis said:

"Whilst we do take a positive and proactive approach to sustainable development, balancing the protection of the landscape with the needs of local people and business, we were concerned that the proposals would have led to uncontrolled development affecting the beauty of this special place."