27 July 2021

Residents call for say in local housing developments

Residents call for say in local housing developments image

Councils are calling for the removal of permitted development rights warning they prevent local residents from commenting and objecting to developments.

A new survey by the Local Government Association (LGA) has found 82% of residents felt it was important to be able to comment on individual plans for all housing developments in their local area.

Nearly half of these respondents (49%) said that having their say on all new homes was 'very' important to them.

The LGA arguesit is vital that a local, democratically-led planning system remains in place so local communities can continue to have their say on individual developments.

Cllr David Renard, LGA housing and planning spokesperson, said: 'People are rightly proud of where they live and so it is vital their voice can be heard, whenever, for example, a developer wants to build homes in a neighbouring field or in their street.

'This is why it is critical that the Planning Bill ensures a locally-led planning system remains in place, where communities have the power to shape and define the area they live in, street by street, and not just place by place.'

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