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By axing these outdated planning restrictions and build up, not out, we will create vast amounts of extra building space, protect the environment and make houses cheaper - what's not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



DCMS Blog: Introduction to the Weekly Blog

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DCMS Blog 1A month ago John Penrose got a call from Downing Street. It was a call that would completely change his life for at least the next five years and potentially much longer. In his first blog for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport John explains his new role.

 

ION: John Penrose MP appointed new Minister for Tourism and Heritage

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ION responds to the news that John Penrose MP is the new Minister for Tourism and Heritage in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Culture, Olympic, Media and Sport Department, headed by Jeremy Hunt.

 

ION: John Penrose MP appointed new Minister for Tourism and Heritage

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ION responds to the news that John Penrose MP is the new Minister for Tourism and Heritage in Prime Minister David Cameron’s Culture, Olympic, Media and Sport Department, headed by Jeremy Hunt.

 

Meet the new DCMS Ministers

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A video filmed to introduce the public to new Ministers: Hugh Robertson, Ed Vaizey and John Penrose who arrive to start their first day of work at the DCMS. 

 

The Taste of Somerset - issued on behalf of the Hutton Heritage Festival

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"On Wednesday 29th August in the village of Hutton, three miles from Weston-super-Mare, there will be a market and show celebrating the finest products and the environment and atmosphere of Somerset...

 


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