We’ve just heard from the CPRE, the Countryside Charity, that MPs will be debating the government’s damaging proposals to deregulate planning on the morning of Thursday 8 October. Events are moving fasts, so we need to be quick to react to opportunities like this. This debate is the perfect chance to put ministers on the spot and show them just how serious opposition to these damaging measures are.
Please email Julian Smith MP now with your concerns and ask him to attend the debate. He can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org His office ‘phone number is 0207 219 7145.
The government is on shaky ground with this proposed legislation, the biggest shake-up of planning for decades. Almost 40,000 people have signed the CPRE petition opposing the damaging proposals, which will weaken democratic involvement in local planning matters by giving developers automatic planning permission for some types of work. Thousands more have emailed MPs, so don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard.