It is really inconceivable how ministers could get away with blithely handed over policy making to a group of people who obviously had such a significant self-interest in drafting the rules in their favour.

Where are the checks and balances in the system?

Here’s the story, including links to the document. http://eastdevonalliance.org/2014/06/26/the-story-of-the-birth-of-the-nppf-and-what-a-disgraceful-one-it-is/