Westminster Hall Debate on ‘Planning by Appeal’ today


In Westminster Hall (1.30pm – 4.30pm) there’s a backbench debate on planning, housing supply and the countryside, led by Nick Herbert, Laurence Robertson and Anne Main.

The central point they want to make is the need to keep faith with the promise of localism in planning, and to avoid a return to “planning by appeal” in which local rulings are challenged and overturned.

There is growing concern amongst MPs about this issue, and Mr Herbert will be calling for the government to give proper weight to emerging neighbourhood and local plans, and to address infrastructure issues in its new guidance.