National Planning Policy Framework

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 5:41 pm on 20th October 2011.

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Photo of Bob Russell Bob Russell Liberal Democrat, Colchester 5:41 pm, 20th October 2011

On the preservation and retention of green spaces, the Secretary of State made a personal visit, for which I am most grateful, to see the fields of west Mile End in Colchester, which I hope can be saved. My concern is where local authority A decides to dump a large part of its housing right on the border of local authority B, which is what Tendring district council is planning to do on Colchester borough council. Surely the local decision making must be made by the people who are most directly affected and not by the local authority that is doing the dumping.