National Trust comments on CPRE report

A spokesperson from the National Trust said:

“There is a need for more new housing, and when it works well, our planning system can ensure this goes in the most appropriate locations, and that we build places people want to live in.

“This new research is concerning, because it suggests that inflexible targets mean that in some areas the local vision for development is being bypassed, with the best sites going undeveloped, whilst less suitable sites are approved. This is a problem we also identified in our 2014 report, Positive Planning. Government should ensure that local authorities are not penalised for setting ambitious targets for new housing, and keep its housing supply rules under review to ensure the Local Plan is sovereign.”

One thought on “National Trust comments on CPRE report

  1. The infrastructure regarding roads and GP availability do not appear to be considered too carefully. Also education provision when there is huge pressure on places already. Every new estate requires all the civilised services we expect from our local authorities but constraints on budgets mean that these are being cut back. The villages in our area are expanding into mega villages and the pressure on our countryside is immense. As most households own at least two cars the traffic will soon be nose to tail at busy times.

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