New planning laws will stop countryside being ruined by ‘ugly development’

The Telegraph reports that Conservative Chairman, Oliver Dowden, used his inaugural address at the Conservatives’ conference in Manchester to signal that concerns about planning reforms had been heard and reassured that new laws will prevent the countryside being “despoiled by ugly development”

Mr Dowden used his keynote speech to acknowledge the Government had made a misstep with the Planning Bill that sparked a fierce backlash in rural Tory-held seats in the south of England: “That’s why we are looking again at our planning reforms.... Yes, Britain’s growing population must have new houses but it’s clear that additional safeguards are needed.”

He continued: “We need to set out in law measures to protect our towns, villages and precious countryside from being despoiled by ugly development. Watch this space.”

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The Telegraph - New planning laws will stop countryside being ruined by ‘ugly development’, says Oliver Dowden


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