Weston’s MP Calls on Government to Encourage Building up, Not Out to Hit Housing Targets

Weston’s MP John Penrose has written to the Housing Minister saying that beautiful urban homes should count towards local Council housebuilding targets, to protect greenfields from development, and to bring investment and regeneration to town and city centres. In his letter, John argues that Council housebuilding targets don’t pay enough…

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John’s letter to Minister encouraging building up, not out to hit housing targets

The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MPMinister of State for HousingMinistry of Housing, Communities & Local Government2 Marsham StreetLondon SW1P 4DF I’m writing to follow up on our conversation on Wednesday, about a potential solution to the proposed new formula-driven housing needs housebuilding targets for each Local Authority area. I am…

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Mercury Article: A slight pause on our Local Plan campaign, whilst the Council goes through all the responses

The Council’s consultation on its plans for local transport and homes has just closed. Don’t worry if you missed it, because there’s a second round due later this autumn. But a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who took part, particularly the thousand-plus who wrote in to agreed with me that…

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