Calls to rethink housebuilding in the countryside

Sir Roger Gale Conservative MP for Thanet is calling on the Prime Minister to to stop  ‘plans to smother acres of prime agricultural land in housing that is not needed for local people.’ Watch the full exchange with Boris Johnson at PMQ 10 February

On the other side of the political spectrum, Ros Coward in the Guardian writes that The government’s relentless push for development is destroying rural England. She finds glimmers of hope in  local groups that are fighting against a developer led planning system .  Read her analysis here


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