Mark Pawsey MP welcomes new planning policies in Parliament

Mark speaks in the House of Commons on the impact it will have in Rugby

Last Thursday, Rugby MP Mark Pawsey spoke in a debate in Parliament on changes the Government have made to planning policy. As a Member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, Mark has been heavily involved in this new policy and he took the opportunity to point out the benefits it will bring to Rugby residents. 

During his speech, Mark made specific reference to Rugby in saying:

“This new policy enshrines the community role. I am delighted that my constituency has one of the neighbourhood planning frontrunners, in Coton Park.”

Speaking after the debate, Mark said:

“This new planning policy puts local residents right at the heart of the planning process and that is a very welcome change to the system. We in Rugby are benefitting in two ways from this new localised system. Firstly, we have a progressive Borough Council which is one of only half the country’s local authorities to have a local plan in place; ensuring development is tailored to local needs. Secondly, we are fortunate to have one of the country’s first neighbourhood planning frontrunners in Coton Park Resident’s Association who, along with others in England, are pioneering local planning”.

Mark concluded:

“When these planning policies were announced they were met with criticism from different organisations including the National Trust. I am very pleased that such organisations have come out in support of the final version of this policy and I welcome the impact it can have on putting people here in Rugby in charge of development in their area”.