SEPTEMBER 11 2021 – GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON PLANNING REFORMS: “I HAVE REAL ISSUES WITH PROPOSED PLANNING REFORMS AND UNLESS THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WILL HAVE TO OPPOSE THEM IN PARLIAMENT. THE WEST OF IFIELD PLANS ARE A SALIENT REMINDER OF THAT” – HENRY SMITH – MP FOR CRAWLEY

“Personally, I have real issues with proposed planning reforms and unless there are significant changes will have to oppose them … More

NOVEMBER 15 2020 – “THIS IS NOT ABOUT MP’S OBJECTING TO DEVELOPMENT. IT IS HOW DEVELOPMENT IS DONE SENSITIVELY…CONCRETING OVER LARGE PARTS OF RURAL AND SUBURBAN ENGLAND, WITH NO DEMOCRATIC RIGHT OF COMMUNITIES TO APPEAL, AS THE ALGORITHM AND WHITE PAPER SUGGEST, WILL UNDERMINE MUCH OF THE GOOD WE ARE INTENDING TO DO” – BOB SEELY MP

New homes plan revised after Tory backlash By Jessica Parker BBC political correspondent IMAGE COPYRIGHT GETTY IMAGES The government is set … More