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Consulting on planning regulations

September 26, 2012 2:38 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Communities Minister, Don Foster said:

"Liberal Democrats have long campaigned to make planning more responsive to local demands and concerns. That is why we have reversed Labour's unworkable top-down, centralised planning system and appalling lack of house building to tackle the chronic housing shortage.

"The planning regulations proposals are accompanied by an extra £300m to ensure a significant increase in social housing. The increase in building will be a significant boost to the local economy.

"We are now consulting on how the planning regulations will work in practice and we will be listening to the views expressed today by Conference, which will form an important part of this process."