What leading figures in the planning community have to say about the Barker review ...

Town and Country Planning Association chief executive Gideon Amos: "Government must not try to stifle scrutiny of developments that will have serious impacts. Communities cannot be ignored."

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."

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