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Build Up Not Out


For years, I've been campaigning to make it easier for urban property owners to build up to the level of other buildings in the same block without needing planning permission.

This change will make homes more affordable, break the stranglehold of large housebuilding firms on the number of new homes that are built, protect the environment because we are reducing pressure to concrete over greenfield sites and regenerate town centres and High Streets struggling to cope with competition from out of town centres and online retailing.

By axing these outdated planning restrictions and build up, not out, we will create vast amounts of extra building space, protect the environment and make houses cheaper - what's not to like?

Updates



Weston’s MP welcomes opportunity for local residents to mark centenary of First World War

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Weston’s MP John Penrose today welcomed news that local residents can apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects about Weston’s role in the First World War.

 

Weston’s MP welcomes opportunity for local residents to mark centenary of First World War

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Weston’s MP John Penrose today welcomed news that local residents can apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects about Weston’s role in the First World War.

 

John Penrose comments on the handing over of Heritage sites to a charitable trust

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South West Business have featured an article with quotes from John Penrose MP on the the Government's proposals to hand over the management of West Country heritage icons to an independent charitable trust. Plans suggest that this will allow it more freedom to raise and invest capital and attract other funding, while benefiting from the tax breaks the status brings.

 

Former Architecture & Heritage Minister: 'Britain’s urban planning is too timid.'

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Former Architecture & Heritage Minister, John Penrose MP, has said that Britain’s urban planning is too timid... We should be clearer about what’s worth preserving, bolder in allowing changes to what’s not, and less respectful of what is familiar but mediocre.

 

Breeze FM: Weston MP's Heritage Proposal Gets Government Greenlight

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Breeze FM reports on the news that £80m is going to be spent on a new charity to protect historic places like Stonehenge in a self-financing idea thought up by the MP for Weston.

 


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