Posts Tagged ‘Eric Pickles’

The planning laws are being reformed in the wrong direction

by Michael Meacher.

Eric Pickles’s announcement yesterday aimed to embed in the planning system a presumption in favour of development, combined with proposals to speed up the planning approval process for major infrastructure projects. But that misses the  the real flaws in the planning framework — that it is already massively tilted in favour of corporate power and […]

Welfare Reform Bill: why won’t anybody say it’s wrong in principle?

by David Osler.

So many of London’s £1m-plus houses are occupied by workshy immigrant families of ten that whole swathes of Maida Vale have been transformed into vast welfare ghettoes, where Afsoomali has become the dominant spoken language on street after street. That, plus I understand that huge numbers of City Boys have jacked in all that private […]

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