|We’ve just heard that MPs will be debating the government’s damaging proposals to deregulate planning on Thursday 8 October – tomorrow.
The debate relates to the proposals set out by the government in its recent ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper and ‘Changes to the current planning system’ consultation paper. The debate will mostly focus on the so-called ‘housing algorithm’ that will dictate how many homes are built across England, and where. As well as being unfit for purpose, these centralised targets have been cooked up without input from local people who know their areas best.
This damaging housing algorithm is just one symptom of planning proposals that, as they currently stand, will undermine local democracy and the right of communities to have a strong voice in what gets built on their doorstep.
We know we’ve asked you to do a lot recently, and only last week we asked you to email your MP, but this is a huge moment that we can’t miss.
Please write to your MP as soon as you can using our supporter action page or your own letter and ask them to attend the debate. We need as many MPs as possible to turn up and ask tough questions of the government. The more MPs who do so, the harder it will be for ministers to stick to their plans.
Thank you for the part you have played so far. We are in this together and are strongest when we are united. Let’s keep the pressure up.