Tuesday 24 July 2018 / 5:00 PM Local Government / Roberta Blackman-Woods

Roberta Blackman-Woods responds to today’s Planning Framework Written Statement

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Labour’s Shadow Planning Minister, responding to today’s Planning Framework Written Statement, said:

“The revised National Planning Policy Framework is just same old deregulation of planning from this Government.

“It fails to address climate change or protect our heritage and there is nothing to support the genuinely affordable housing we need, with proper infrastructure support and access to good quality jobs, transport and services.

“The Government has had eight years to deliver planning policies fit for the 21st century and if this is all they can come up with, then they need to stand aside and let Labour deliver a visionary planning system for the future, based on tackling inequality and promoting social justice, and providing a high-quality built and natural environment for everyone.”