Planning Law, Local Plans and the Demise of the Green Belt

As Wickford and Rayleigh residents ‘look forward’ to megga housing estates, less green belt, more traffic congestion and more overcrowded schools and GP surgeries; all thanks to Cameron and Clegg’s ‘Localism’ policy (which is anything but), David Cameron has been warned by one of his most loyal MPs that “the defining legacy” of his time in power could be the destruction of the countryside.

Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative MP for Stratford-on-Avon who also serves on the prime minister’s Downing Street policy board, said rural areas were at risk from a “planning free for all” unleashed by the government.

The backbencher, who is notoriously loyal to Cameron, had intended to launch his criticism of the governments planning policy during a parliamentary debate on Wednesday. However he was not given enough time to speak. Instead he published his speech online. This gives the background as to why we are to be forced to accept many thousands of new homes in Wickford and Rayleigh – whether we like it or not – and is worth reading via this link.

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