'A senior Downing Street source' is quoted as saying:
“these reforms were never intended to allow the concreting over of the countryside. This is about reforming Britain’s planning system, which costs our economy £3 billion a year. There will be protection for the green belt and areas of outstanding natural beauty, along with a clear commitment to sustainable development.”
We shall see.
In all kinds of ways, it would seem that modern urban values are now unassailably triumphant.
A setting of the poetry of Matthew Arnold for orchestra, choir and narrator, this is Vaughan Williams' evocation of a now vanished world, one which would have been very familiar to Hopkins himself.