Clive Betts – Government ‘Complacent’ over #NPPF

Planning Resource

CLG committee chair Clive Betts MP criticized the “complacency” of the government’s response.

He said the report was “firmly evidence-based and the culmination of a long, meticulous inquiry”.

“Our report didn’t call for an overhaul of the NPPF but rather a series of changes aimed at ensuring it does the job it is intended to do,” he said.

“By refusing to countenance these changes, the government risks damaging the good work that went into producing the NPPF and undermining the confidence of communities across the country in both the planning system and local decision making.”

In terms of the key outputs – plan adoptions and housing completions, just what is there to be complacent about?  Both are in decline.

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