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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Could MP’s building “up not out” idea tackle the UK’s housing crisis?

Could building upwards – rather than outwards – solve the UK’s continuing housing crisis? That’s what one group of influential housing associations believes. Writing to the Chancellor Philip Hammond, housing associations G15, Placeshapers, Midland Heart, Orbit, and Place for People stated: “We believe that, “build up not out” has the…

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Weston Mercury: Cribbs Causeway expansion will make ‘economic rebirth harder to achieve’ – John Penrose

Plans to expand Bristol’s Cribbs Causeway shopping centre will cost Weston’s economy millions of pounds, according to MP John Penrose. How would a Cribbs Causeway expansion affect Weston? £39million An expanded Cribbs Causeway could cost Weston’s businesses £39million, or 8.9 per cent of trade. £45million The £45million Dolphin Square project…

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