Mercury Article: Help to preserve our local landmarks by nominating them as a heritage site

One of the most fun jobs in Government is being Heritage Minister, because you get to ‘list’ historic buildings so they can’t be destroyed or knocked down. The list includes more than 500,000 listed buildings, gardens, battlefields, protected shipwrecks and monuments, covering everything from Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral to the Iron…

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CAPX: There is a way to boost development while satisfying even the most hardcore NIMBYs

Article by Sam Bowman and originally posted on Capx. Last week gave us a picture of things to come in Britain. First, the Government raised National Insurance contributions by 2.5%. This was ostensibly to pay for “social care”, but the money will mostly go to the NHS, with social care’s problems…

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Telegraph: Giving residents vote on whether new development could take place and what it looks like could resolve planning bill deadlock

Article by Tony Diver and published on The Telegraph. Giving local residents a vote on building works on their street would resolve the gridlock between Robert Jenrick and Conservative backbenchers over the planning bill, MPs have said. The Government has been forced to water down its landmark planning bill, which…

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