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Planning for the Future

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Opposition Whip (Commons) 11:30 am, 12th March 2020

I am sure the Secretary of State is aware that we are building at some of the lowest densities in Europe, which is causing us to have to build on floodplains—although I appreciate what he said earlier. If we are really talking about sustainable development, surely we have to build at density in and around our towns, as opposed to allowing the spread into our rural communities.