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Build Up Not Out


For years, I've been campaigning to make it easier for urban property owners to build up to the level of other buildings in the same block without needing planning permission.

This change will make homes more affordable, break the stranglehold of large housebuilding firms on the number of new homes that are built, protect the environment because we are reducing pressure to concrete over greenfield sites and regenerate town centres and High Streets struggling to cope with competition from out of town centres and online retailing.

By axing these outdated planning restrictions and build up, not out, we will create vast amounts of extra building space, protect the environment and make houses cheaper - what's not to like?

Updates



‘Build Up, Not Out’: Campaign To Save High Streets and Green Fields Gains Momentum

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Former architecture and heritage Minister John Penrose’s campaign for urban renewal and greenfield preservation got an important boost yesterday, with support from the Minister for Sustainable Development & Housing Don Foster MP during a Parliamentary Debate.

 

Full Transcript of John Penrose's debate on Planning and High Street Regeneration.

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A full transcript of the Westminster Hall debate where John speaks extensively about his ideas to preserve urban views, save our green land and regenerate the high streets.

 

Full Transcript of John Penrose's debate on Planning and High Street Regeneration.

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A full transcript of the Westminster Hall debate where John speaks extensively about his ideas to preserve urban views, save our green land and regenerate the high streets.

 

How to save our High Streets and green fields in one go

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In an article for Conservative Home, John expands upon his ideas to protect the UK's favourite urban views, explains how doing so could help save our struggling high-streets and even provide an alternative to Ministers' proposals of building as many as 270,000 houses a year over our green fields.

 

How to save our High Streets and green fields in one go

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In an article for Conservative Home, John expands upon his ideas to protect the UK's favourite urban views, explains how doing so could help save our struggling high-streets and even provide an alternative to Ministers' proposals of building as many as 270,000 houses a year over our green fields.

 


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