Press Release

7th March 2018


GRIFF RHYS JONES TO SPEAK AT PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE ON THE NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK REVIEW

Civic Voice President to speak at APPG for Civic Societies meeting on March 13th

Campaigner and President of Civic Voice, Griff Rhys Jones, is to speak at a meeting of the APPG for Civic Societies on Tuesday 13th March. The visit of Griff Rhys Jones to Parliament will be as part of meeting hosted by Craig Mackinlay MP and the APPG for Civic Societies which will be asking the questions “Will the NPPF Review lead to the homes the nation needs?”

Griff will be calling on individuals to use their voice and respond to the national consultation. The meeting will take place in Portcullis House, 13th March 2018.

Registration is required to attend. To register click here

Griff will say: “If people care about where they live, they have to engage in the process. Civic Voice wants to hear the experiences of the planning system at a local level and I call on civic societies, resident associations and town and parish councils to respond to the review. The Civic Voice manifesto, “Localism for Real” sets out Civic Voice’s plans to put power into the hands of communities. I call on all community groups to join with Civic Voice and respond to the national consultation on the planning system.”

Craig Mackinlay MP, Chair of the APPG for Civic Societies said “The revision of the National Planning Policy Framework implements around 80 reforms announced last year by the Government and retains an emphasis on development that’s sustainable and led locally, but with a stronger focus on both greater freedoms and greater responsibilities for councils to deliver for their communities. It includes an even stronger drive for increasing density, particular in areas where housing need is high, but not at the expense of quality, something Civic Voice strongly campaigns for. The APPG for Civic Societies forward to this debate and hearing from Griff Rhys Jones, RTPI and others”.


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