Eastwood MP rejects planning reform

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EASTWOOD MP Gloria De Piero has pledged her support for the National Trust’s ‘Up for Grabs’ campaign by signing a petition against sweeping reforms to the planning system.

The petition calls on the Coalition Government to withdraw and rethink its proposed National Planning Policy Framework which it claims would introduce a presumption in favour of development on unprotected greenfield sites and allow financial considerations to dominate the planning system.

Ms De Piero said: “Of course we need development and new housing, but this alarming policy would give the green light to countless inappropriate schemes in cherished landscapes.

“Ashfield and Eastwood is already under considerable pressure for development.”