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The Times

The Times has contacted us about councillors helping developers understand the complexities of the planning system. The journalist initially inferred that there might be a problem with this. We hope we reassured her that anyone that works for us that is also a councillor adheres to our triple lock – abiding by the law, their… Continue reading The Times

Want a statement of community support like this?

If you want to see it in action, go to this website, hit on the Community Engagement tab, and then click “Click here to read the AELTC Statement of Community Support.” If you want to know more, email richard.patient@thorncliffe.com or call 07747 615918.

Labour’s war on NIMBYs

In what may prove to be a popular policy, Labour leader Keir Starmer is positioning his party as a YIMBY (yes in my back yard) party to fix the decades old problem of new homes being blocked and elevating the importance of building the homes we need for the future. In his speech on Tuesday… Continue reading Labour’s war on NIMBYs

Movement on the Green Belt?

The Economist newspaper often likes to shock by making bold proposals that assail shibboleths of British life. This week its marmalade-dropper was a radical suggestion on housing development: “To protect pristine land and unleash the economy, scrap the green belt”. As mops hit home counties kitchen floors, the leader argued giving up just 10% of… Continue reading Movement on the Green Belt?