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LGA response to Budget announcement on planning

Responding to the Chancellor's comments on planning in the budget announcement, Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman of the LGA, said:

"The LGA has been calling for a more localised approach to planning for quite some time in order to help boost local economies and to give residents a greater say.

"However, the LGA has been clear that Government's approach to sustainable development must balance economic, environmental and social issues more equally in order for communities to be able to secure the development that meets their needs. Doing so will protect the ability of local elected councillors to make decisions in the interests of their local area in accordance with Local Plans - which councils are working hard to implement.

"It remains crucial that the Government puts in place realistic transitional arrangements to give councils time to introduce Local Plans and the LGA will continue to press for this."

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