MP Welcomes Government Reforms Matching His ‘Build Up, Not Out’ Ideas

Weston’s MP John Penrose has welcomed further reforms of the planning system announced in the Productivity Plan which followed last week’s budget. He said: “Firstly, these proposals will make it much easier and simpler to regenerate town and city centres by redeveloping brownfield sites – something which everybody wants to…

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John Penrose: “Better rural transport ‘vitally important’ for Weston’s villages”

Investing in transport infrastructure in Weston-super-Mare’s surrounding villages is a key issue for the area, John Penrose has said. On a BBC Radio Bristol election debate programme, John Penrose, Conservative candidate for Weston, Worle and the villages, has said that maintaining and improving transport connections is vital. On the programme…

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John Penrose: Protecting villages from unwanted housing developments a major priority

FIVE of Weston’s General Election candidates debated housing and traffic problems when they took part in a village hustings last week. The event, organised by the Churches of Winscombe and Sandford, was held last Thursday at St James’ Church Hall in Winscombe. Although national issues such as immigration, the NHS…

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

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. John called on the Minister to help local communities preserve the best and most…

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