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MP Lorely Burt speaks out over housing development plans

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt will take part in an Examination in Public of new housing plans in the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the West Midlands.

SOLIHULL MP Lorely Burt will take part in an Examination in Public of new housing plans in the Regional Spatial Strategy (RSS) for the West Midlands.

Under the proposals, Solihull would have to take up to 13,000 additional homes on top of the number already agreed by the borough council.

The plans have been put forward by Government-commissioned consultants Nathaniel Lichfield Partnership and Mrs Burt is strongly opposed to many more homes being built in the borough.

She is the only MP scheduled to speak at the hearing, which will take place in May and June in Wolverhampton,. The Solihull housing proposal will be dealt with on June 2.

Mrs Burt said: “It would be an environmental disaster to give the green light for development on this scale in the Meriden Gap.

“The entire process has been top-down and driven by central government.

“We should suspend the RSS and allow local councils and communities more say on plans for sustainable housing development in their own areas.”

 

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