Robert Jenrick says concerns over planning overhaul are ‘nonsense’ | The Guardian

Housing secretary dismisses warnings that shake-up would create a ‘generation of slums’Warnings that proposals for the biggest shake-up of planning in decades would pave the way for “the next generation of slums” have been described by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, as “nonsense”.The long-awaited planning white paper – envisaging land across England being divided into three categories: for growth, renewal or protection – was published on Thursday and has already provoked controversy, with concerns expressed that democratic oversight would be diluted and affordable housing cut back. Continue reading…

Housing secretary dismisses warnings that shake-up would create a ‘generation of slums’

Warnings that proposals for the biggest shake-up of planning in decades would pave the way for “the next generation of slums” have been described by the housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, as “nonsense”.

The long-awaited planning white paper – envisaging land across England being divided into three categories: for growth, renewal or protection – was published on Thursday and has already provoked controversy, with concerns expressed that democratic oversight would be diluted and affordable housing cut back.

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