They had a spokesperson from the NT on Today this morning who was saying how local governments are being pressed to letting planning applications for business premises go through, just to help speed up economic recovery.
I find this really worrying. Not everyone can easily get out to the protected areas, National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I think our own bits of local countryside can be very important to us. We all need somewhere local we can get to to walk, or just sit and watch the world go by. When you travel about this country you already see how towns have sprawled.
Surely, economic recovery doesn't have to be the be-all and end-all. There are other things in life beside the financial stuff. Once that countryside is gone, its gone for good. We need this countryside saved.
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