In order to develop areas across UK the government has planned for investment zones which have caused a great uproar by the wildlife trusts. This proposal by the government includes relaxation of planning rules to allow business development which are said to be “consent driven,” however, there are fears of removing environmental protection from certain areas. Comments are being made such as : “These plans sound more like destruction zones than investment zones to us.”
There are already five West Midlands councils on the investment zone shortlist, with further applications still being invited by the government. The environmental protection is necessary for farmers, and for food security in the UK.
Do you believe this will have a positive or negative impact on the UK economy?