Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to the newest version of your browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of Construction News, please enable cookies in your browser.

Welcome to the Construction News site. As we have relaunched, you will have to sign in once now and agree for us to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

12May94 UK: GOVT IGNORES GREEN CONFLICT AT ITS LEISURE.

The Government and its agents are failing to tackle the growing conflict between the demands of the leisure industry and protection of the environment.That is the conclusion of a report published by green lobby group the Council for the Protection of Rural England today, which claims to have exposed deep flaws in public policy.Tourism and leisure are providing the construction industry with ever more work, from building holiday villages, theme parks, marinas and football stadia. And this trend is expected to grow.The report, Leisure Landscapes, says that this will create increasing conflict.It says: 'Thousands of acres of previously undeveloped land are likely to be affected over the coming decade. This is an issue of major significance in its own right.'Jonathan Dimbleby, president of the CPRE, said public policy failures meant the conflicts between leisure development and the environment were going unnoticed.And the report called for more open public debate on the subject, radical restructuring of the English Tourist Board so it can better address the emerging conflicts and improvements to land use planning.Mr Dimbleby said: 'There is a damaging consensus that we can somehow manage our way out of these conflicts. This is a recipe for failure.' CONSTRUCTION NEWS