News and Updates
In the month or so since this government e-petition was launched it has now reached over 18,000 signatures. This means it will now receive a response from the Government (triggered once 10,000 signatures are reached). If it reaches 100,000 it will be considered for a debate in parliament.
"This petition calls for a parliamentary debate on government Housing and Planning policy over building on greenfield land and seeks community right of appeal on planning decisions and the removal of the presumption in favour of sustainable development.
Too many communities are now forced to accept large housing developments seeing the irreversible loss of valuable greenfields without the right of appeal. The failure of government planning policy has resulted in the loss of valued countryside and agricultural land and leaves communities forced to grow too fast without appropriate infrastructure. Major changes to planning legislation are required to protect established communities across the UK and deliver the right housing in the right places."
If you haven't already done so, do sign this petition: Sign this petition