Wednesday, 21 December 2011

CambridgePPF welcomes MPs recommendation to change draft planning framework

Two months after submitting a petition to Government reflecting local concerns about changes to the planning system, Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CambridgePPF) has welcomed a constructive report made by the Parliament's Select Committee reporting on the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

The report states that a default answer of 'yes' to development should be removed from the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Carolin Göhler, CEO of CambridgePPF said: “CambridgePPF welcomes the constructive report made by the Select Committee set up to review the draft National Planning Policy Framework - in particular that environmental and social needs require better integration to truly achieve "sustainable design" for future developments. It is in line with concerns raised and submitted to the Government. In Cambridge we clearly understand that balancing an attractive natural environment with a community’s social needs is important in making a successful, high-quality city that is attractive and functions for everyone, including local business.”

Representatives from CambridgePPF originally travelled to London on 17 October to hand a petition in to Government, signed by more than 1000 local residents.

Useful References:

NPPF - DCLG's Select Committee Report out today - click here for details.

CambridgePPF past comments - click here for details. 

CambridgePPF petition - click here for details.

Civic Voice - for today's comments  click here.