Green Spaces: Protection

Part of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities – in the House of Commons at on 16 October 2023.

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Photo of Aaron Bell Aaron Bell Conservative, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Newcastle-under-Lyme is going through its local plan process at the moment. I welcome the fact that the Conservative-led administration has reduced the overall number of new homes to 7,000, from the 11,500 in the previous, Labour-led local plan, which would have carpeted over our green spaces, as the Leader of the Opposition seemingly wants to do everywhere. Nevertheless, some people are unhappy. Would the Minister join me in urging the council in its next draft to further prioritise brownfield development, which is the key to regeneration?