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Planning laws are ‘undemocratic’

Posted on November 30 2018 at 9:54:55

The current planning laws are grossly undemocratic, and our local councils should be ashamed that they participate in the implementation of them.

Simply put, providing houses is a “quick buck“ business, and hence the well-heeled developers win – and the mortgage-paying objectors lose.

We do not need intermediaries, such as councillors and planners, to tell us what we need or should have; we know already, and every multi-unit application, in order to succeed, should require parish council approval – with the full cost of appeals borne by the applicant.

Thus “Barntchurch“ would be decided by Alvechurch and Barnt Green Parish Councils, alone, and/or a local referendum – that’s democracy.

Peter McHugh, Alvechurch


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