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By axing these outdated planning restrictions and build up, not out, we will create vast amounts of extra building space, protect the environment and make houses cheaper - what's not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



Penrose hopes for action on Weston’s Birnbeck Pier

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Weston's MP, John Penrose, took Government Minister Ed Vaizey to see Birnbeck Pier with representatives from North Somerset Council, English Heritage, CNM Estates (Birnbeck’s would-be developers) Friends of the Pier and RNLI.

 

BBC News: Future of Birnbeck Pier in Weston discussed

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BBC News reports on John Penrose MP's meeting with Culture Minister Ed Vaizey, English Heritage and CNM Estates. The meeting was held at Birnbeck Pier and the topic was the building's future...

 

CPRE figures support former Architecture & Heritage Minister John Penrose's call to build ‘up not out’

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Figures released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) yesterday support former Architecture and Heritage Minister John Penrose's concerns that green fields are under threat because local Councils won’t ‘build up, not out’.

 

CPRE figures support former Architecture & Heritage Minister John Penrose's call to build ‘up not out’

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Figures released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) yesterday support former Architecture and Heritage Minister John Penrose's concerns that green fields are under threat because local Councils won’t ‘build up, not out’.

 

‘Build Up, Not Out’: Campaign To Save High Streets and Green Fields Gains Momentum

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Former architecture and heritage Minister John Penrose’s campaign for urban renewal and greenfield preservation got an important boost yesterday, with support from the Minister for Sustainable Development & Housing Don Foster MP during a Parliamentary Debate.

 


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