Infrastructure - A Development Deal?

I’m pleased to have received so many emails about my last article over the last week. As I know people are reading, I may just keep writing these articles!

Planning Petition - Brownfield and Neighbourhood Plans

The Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government have outlined their vision for how the right homes should be built in the right places at the right time with the right infrastructure. This is timely, because a number of residents have asked me recently for my own views on local planning matters. I’m very happy to answer but, before I write anything else, I should set the context for my comments. I write below to set out my honestly held views and you may, of course, disagree with what I am about to say!