Denton Wilde Sapte partner Stephen Ashworth: "The report is schizophrenic. It is part doctrinaire, part practical, part realistic and part lunatic. It is a good first stab but it does not move us forward."
Knight Frank head of planning and development Jeremy Edge: "The review is a breath of fresh air at a time when it is clear that the revised system is proving more cumbersome than that which it replaced."
Campaign to Protect Rural England chief executive Shaun Spiers: "Any changes to green belt boundaries and policy should be strictly limited, fully justified and offer a clear environmental gain."
Home Builders Federation executive chairman Stewart Baseley: "Planning should be focused on facilitating outcomes that will enhance national welfare, including the realisation of major projects."