The planning system needs more resources to thrive

By Cllr Sam Chapman-Allen | 10 January 2023

We are pleased the Government has listened to the voices of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) and others to remove binding housebuilding targets.

It is local communities who know the needs of their area best and it should be their local democratic representatives who take the decisions that balance building desperately needed new homes with protecting local environments and the unique characters of individual places.

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Planning Housing District Councils Network Michael Gove DLUHC