Posts in Planning
Lord Taylor's support for new "garden villages"

The Liberal Democrat Peer Lord Taylor of Goss Moor has authored a pamphlet published today by Policy Exchange, 'Garden Villages: Empowering localism to solve the housing crisis'. What a pity that Lord Taylor fails to mention in his pamphlet that he is a director of Mayfield Market Towns Limited, a developer which has been trying to build a "new market town" of up to 10,000 houses in open countryside in my West Sussex constituency.

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Presumption against fracking in our beautiful countryside is welcome

The Government’s announcement today that fracking will not take place in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty save ‘in exceptional circumstances and where it can be demonstrated they are in the public interest’ is a welcome and sensible move. That will be a relief to the residents of Wisborough Green and Kirdford in my constituency, two villages in beautiful countryside close to the South Downs National Park which have faced the prospect of drilling.

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