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By axing these outdated planning restrictions and build up, not out, we will create vast amounts of extra building space, protect the environment and make houses cheaper - what's not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



Building Design Online: John Penrose responds to Government's investment into Heritage

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Building Design Online reports on John Penrose's reaction to the news that the government is to proceed with his plans to establish a charity to care for the country's historic properties. 

 

Former Heritage Minister celebrates as his plans for a second National Trust come to fruition

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Former Heritage Minister John Penrose is celebrating as his proposal for a second National Trust, in the form of a financially-independent charity which will care for landmark English Heritage sites was confirmed in George Osborne’s Spending Review statement today.

 

Building Design Online: Former-minister calls for clarity over London's skyline

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Building Design Online reports as architects join John Penrose’s call to overhaul capital’s ‘timid’ tall buildings strategy.

 

‘Build up not out and make homes taller’ says MP

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The Evening Standard reports on John Penrose's radical proposals for London to “grow upwards” by adding extra storeys to homes and businesses that are being looked at by ministers.

 

John Penrose & Ed Vaizey on ITV News discussing Birnbeck Pier

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John Penrose MP is interviewed by ITV West Country about why he invited the Heritage Minister, Ed Vaizey MP, to visit Birnbeck Pier. Ed Vaizey is interviewed shortly after and gives his views on Birnbeck and what the Government could do in order to get the potential projects moving.

 


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