Bristol Post: “The Secretary of State for Housing announced my idea of ‘building up not out’ was going ahead. Bingo!”

Politicians have never had a great reputation. In most polls of occupations you’d like your children to enter, they rank somewhere between bankers, journalists and smallpox. And if you look at old-time newspaper caricatures, it’s been that way for centuries. But most MPs I meet, from every political party, do…

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Weston’s MP Responds To Recommendation Joint Spatial Plan Be Withdrawn

In a letter dated August 1st, Government Planning Inspectors advised the local authorities for Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset to withdraw their Joint Spatial Plan and take it back to the drawing board. Welcoming the comments from the Planning Inspectors, John Penrose MP said:…

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Housing masterplan should involve ‘building up not creating garden villages’

A housing masterplan should have been ‘bolder’ by recommending multi-storey housing blocks for places like Weston-super-Mare instead of creating new ‘garden villages’, according to MP John Penrose. Mr Penrose, MP for Weston and the surrounding villages, was responding to a consultation for the West of England’s Joint Spatial Plan (JSP)…

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