Tag: Local Councils

Why Planning Laws Need to Change

By Councillor Karen King According to a House of Commons Briefing paper, published in 2019, ‘figures from MHCLG show that, for the year ending March 2019, 94% of planning applications in England were delegated to officers’. I believe unelected officers making such decisions is wrong and needs to change. By allowing the electorate to make…

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Housing & Immigration – A For Britain Councillor’s Opinion

By Cllr M Americanos-Molinaro, Hertfordshire Branch Chair 19th August 2020 Recently, an opinion column poured scorn on local Councillors trying to respect constituents’ wishes on planning and housing issues. Their sarcastic tone accused local groups of wanting to “preserve in aspic” the areas in which they live. It appeared that they thought little of ‘developing’…

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