Mill Hill East Transport (before the bean counters cut it all)


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

The Independent: "Planning minister: We need to build more homes in the countryside"

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"The amount of land that is built on in Britain needs to be expanded by up to a third to tackle the nation’s housing shortage, the new Planning Minister will say [later today].

Nick Boles will reveal a controversial plan to build more homes in the countryside in order to give today’s younger generation their “basic moral right” to an affordable home. He will also attack many of the modern homes being built by developers as 'pig ugly'.

"... Before becoming an MP in 2010, Mr Boles advocated building in the Green Belt in a report for Policy Exchange, the think tank he headed, which has close links to Mr Cameron."

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Daily Telegraph: "Swathes of green belt land sacrificed"

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"The Telegraph has established that more than 9,000 acres of land – an area the same size as the city of Gloucester – is set to be removed from the Green Belt by local authorities, following the Coalition’s controversial planning reforms.

"At least 40 per cent of councils with green belt land in their areas have already redrawn, or plan to alter, the boundaries of the protected areas, in an attempt to meet demand for housing and development." [Er. There isn't any great demand in the economy, is there?]

Monday, 5 November 2012

BBC: "Campaigners angry at Growth and Infrastructure Bill"

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"Campaigners have accused the government of creating a developers' charter with its Growth and Infrastructure Bill being debated in the Commons later.

"The government says the bill is needed to stimulate development.

"But critics say it betrays ministers' promises to leave planning decisions to be made at local level."