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Swale Borough Council seeks clarity on Government's planning policy

Published Tuesday 26 October, 2021
Last updated on Tuesday 26 October, 2021

Swale Borough Council are writing to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to seek clarity on the Government’s planning policy.

The letter follows comments by the Prime Minister at party conference, where he referred to future homes not being built on “green fields”.

Cllr Roger Truelove, leader of the council, said:

“Whilst we welcome the idea that future homes won’t be built on green fields, it will come as a surprise to all local authorities as this is not a position previously taken by the Government.

“Like many councils, we are currently working on our next local plan, and if this is indeed the new policy it will have a major impact on our ability to deliver the level of housing the Government have told us we must provide.

“I hope to have a swift response confirming the Government’s position, so we have the clarity we need to complete our local plan.”