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

NOVEMBER 11 2020 – “THE OBSESSION WITH BUILDING MORE HOMES IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ISN’T THE ANSWER TO OUR HOUSING WORRIES”… ‘SOUTH IS GETTING TOO MUCH OF THE GOVERNMENT’S HOUSEBUILDING FUNDS…WE KNOW THAT DEVELOPERS ARE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO TAKE ON MORE PROJECTS IN THE SOUTH SINCE THE PROFIT MARGINS ARE EVEN HEALTHIER’

Opinion: South is getting too much of the Government’s housebuilding funds MORTGAGES AND HOME John Fitzsimons Updated on 10 November … More

CRAWLEY MP HENRY SMITH ON THE PLANNING WHITE PAPER AND HOMES ENGLAND’S £3BN MASTERPLAN WEST OF IFIELD FOR 10,000 HOUSES

Dear Richard Thank you for contacting me regarding planning reforms. I welcome the Government recently announcing that all new streets … More

SEPTEMBER 24 2020 – ENGLAND’S PLANNING SYSTEM IS CHANGING – AND NOT FOR THE BETTER IN WEST SUSSEX

https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/campaign/planning-reforms?utm_source=Sussex+Wildlife+Trust+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e5a946df60-24_Sept2020MEM&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f7e3b5ad3-e5a946df60-292617185&mc_cid=e5a946df60&mc_eid=681053a1c0 September 2020 View in browser Planning to fail wildlife England’s planning system is changing – and not for the … More

SEPTEMBER 11 2020 – “FUNDAMENTAL FLAWS” IN GOVERNMENT’S ‘PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE’ WHITE PAPER

  WEST SUSSEX’S HUGE HOUSING TARGETS BLAMED ON ‘MUTANT ALGORITHM’ West Sussex’s huge housing targets blamed on ‘mutant algorithm’ Huge … More

SEPTEMBER 10 2020 – WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING [SEPTEMBER 18 2020] – AGENDA 7b – MOTION ON GOVERNMENT PLANNING CONSULTATION

WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING [SEPTEMBER 18 2020] – AGENDA 7b – MOTION ON GOVERNMENT PLANNING CONSULTATION 7b 7b Motion … More