Guardian on his House of Lords Select Appearance
“I think the planning reforms are clearly working. You see planning applications up, planning approvals up, and the percentage of planning approvals up,” he said. “It is having I think a positive effect on creating new homes and those homes are being built in appropriate places.
So a slump in plan sound findings is a success, so the lowest level of completions since the 1920s is a success, so applications to see villages double or triple in size are a”appropriate places.’