Plan­ning change ‘won’t help fam­i­lies’

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LIB­ERAL Democrats in West Lan­cashire have crit­i­cised pro­posed re­forms of the plan­ning sys­tem which they say will not fix the hous­ing cri­sis.

The Gov­ern­ment plans a host of changes de­signed to ‘cut red tape’ which in­cludes re­mov­ing the need for per­mis­sion to de­mol­ish some empty com­mer­cial build­ings and re­place them with hous­ing.

Other changes will see home­own­ers al­lowed to add two ex­tra floors to their houses with­out reg­is­ter­ing an ap­pli­ca­tion.

But the Lib Dems ar­gue that the de­lays linked to house build­ing aren’t caused by the plan­ning sys­tem and that the Gov­ern­ment should in­stead fo­cus its at­ten­tion on build­ing homes it­self.

They say the pro­pos­als will not help those who are stuck on wait­ing lists and fear that zon­ing plans risk “leav­ing whole ar­eas be­hind”.

In­stead, the party is ‘‘This is un­ac­cept­able. call­ing for “an ur­gent With coun­cils across the house build­ing pro­gramme”, coun­try ap­prov­ing nine with pro­pos­als out of ten plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions, to build it is ob­vi­ous that 100,000 so­cial re­form­ing plan­ning laws homes for rent will not help peo­ple on ev­ery year. wait­ing lists or strug­gling

David to af­ford a home in West Thomas, the Lan­cashire. Lib­eral Demo­crat “The Lib­eral Democrats spokesper­son want to see 100,000 new so­cial homes built for West Lan­cashire, ev­ery year, and for West told Lan­cashire Borough the Ad­ver­tiser: Coun­cil to have the power “Across West to sus­pend the right to Lan­cashire, 889 fam­i­lies buy, so that we can fi­nally are stuck on the hous­ing start tack­ling the hous­ing wait­ing list. cri­sis in the lo­cal area.”

David Thomas

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