"Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Mary Creagh, the shadow environment secretary, set out a number of changes that Labour wanted to see made to the controversial draft National Planning Policy Framework.
"The party now joins the National Trust, Countryside Alliance and the Women's Institute in demanding changes to the draft new planning rules. This newspaper has also launched a campaign urging ministers to rethink the proposals.
"The Government is pushing through plans to replace 1,300 pages of planning regulations in England with 52 pages. The new document writes into planning rules a new presumption in favour of sustainable development, without defining clearly what it means."