|Link to Daily Telegraph|
"Plans by Mary Portas to improve high street management, cut business rates, and create a level playing field with out-of-town malls, have been broadly backed by business groups.
"But landlord groups have questioned 'the wisdom' of the retail consultant's call for Secretary of State level 'sign off' of all future out-of-town planning applications, to create a 'level playing field' with high streets.
"... The Federation of Small Businesses, which has over 200,000 members, backed the review, and urged 'central and local Government to take action as soon as possible'.