The Conservative Government has published details of its upcoming Planning Bill. It has been described as the biggest shake-up of the planning system for 70 years.
If it goes ahead, it will mean:
- Automatic planning permission granted.
- Power handed to developers to build on green spaces.
- Residents’ right to oppose developments removed.
Ealing Lib Dem campaigner Connie Hersch said: "These plans pose a real threat to Ealing. They will leave residents powerless to stop developments that would fundamentally change the character of our area. These planning changes would give the Conservatives’ big developer chums a free hand to build whatever they want. We need genuinely affordable homes in the right places to meet local housing needs, but local people must have a say.”
We the undersigned oppose the Conservative Government’s proposals to change planning laws that will put our green spaces at risk of overdevelopment. We want people to have a say on new developments.