Early day motion 1291

GOVERNMENT PLANNING POLICY

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Total number of signatures: 14

Anderson, David Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Cooper, Rosie
Corbyn, Jeremy Crausby, David Dobbin, Jim Glindon, Mary
Godsiff, Roger Lavery, Ian Marsden, Gordon McCrea, Dr William
McDonnell, John Meale, Alan

That this House shares the concerns expressed by Dame Helen Ghosh, the Director General of the National Trust, about the undue pressure that the Government is placing on local authorities in relation to planning developments and using greenfield rather than brownfield sites; notes the differing perspectives of the Department for Communities and Local Government and HM Treasury on this issue; is concerned that HM Treasury's view impacts adversely on local decision making because of its insistence on development regardless of local opposition; recognises the problems created by this ongoing argument on development across the country with local authorities being forced to take decisions contrary to their wishes and that of the constituents; and urges the Government to review the impact of its policy and involve external, independent persons in that review.