Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Councils should have stronger planning powers

I have written to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government asking that he reviews current planning laws to give councils more powers. 

Local communities should have a stronger voice in the planning system via local councils to help protect local shops and shape the future of our local high streets and shopping areas.

My recent Leicester Mercury column argued for this. The full text of my letter to the Secretary of State is below.