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Meriden villagers take their fight on planning laws to Parliament

A GROUP of Meriden villagers descended on the Houses of Parliament to demand the Government reforms its planning rules.

A GROUP of Meriden villagers descended on the Houses of Parliament to demand the Government reforms its planning rules.

The visit, attended by 40 Meriden residents, marks the 900th day of their campaign against an unauthorised traveller site on Eaves Green.

Meriden MP Caroline Spelman, asked the local Government minister Brandon Lewis to meet with her constituents to discuss changes to the planning rules.

David McGrath, Chairman of the Residents Against Inappropriate Development (RAID) group in Meriden, called on the minister to introduce a new ‘remove and restore’ notice.

Such a notice would require those who had damaged land by inappropriate development to restore it to its former condition.

Mr Lewis said there are plans to change the law, which will give councils greater freedom to take action as soon as unauthorised building commences.

 

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