If your new to this format then join me in trying it out and I welcome your thoughts and comments. I've tried all the optional arrangement and like this magazine style best.
Maybe by coincidence the viewing figures have shot up today so I'll let it run for a few days to get a longer test run.
It seems that if you are viewing and scanning the items shown you just click on the window to see the whole posting.
Maybe you can revert to the original format.
What ever way you view it the content must remain the important element!
The new Framework will make the countryside and local character much less safe from damaging and unnecessary development.
We fear pressure on the countryside from damaging development will grow due to:
- loss of emphasis on brownfield regeneration - as a result of the removal of the national brownfield target and the failure to promote efficient use of land
- over-allocation of land for new housing - the draft Framework requires local councils to allocate at least 20% additional sites for housing over and above the existing five year supply
- weakening of the ‘town centre first’ policy by removing office development from the sequential test
- pressure for increased car use - by removing the requirement to set maximum parking standards for non-residential parking in major development
- abolition of exceptions policy which allows small scale affordable housing to be built in rural settlements, which is likely to add to pressure for market housing and reduce the supply of affordable housing
- weakening of controls over outdoor advertisements, including no mention of billboards being inappropriate in the countryside
- changes to Green Belt policy which would allow local communities to support building which would previously have been restricted
Please help us protect our beautiful countryside by asking your MP to say no to growth at any cost.
Write to your MP
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As part of forming an opinion on the proposed changes it is useful to review the views of other organisations such as the National Trust and RSPB.