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Housing: Formula for locating new homes revised after Tory backlash, Dec 16, 2020[1]

Councillors revolt over government plans to dismantle planning system, CPRE Kent, Dec 10[2]

November 2020[edit | edit source]

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Gravesham district launches website in response to Green Belt threat, CPRE Kent, Nov 30[3]

Enough brownfield land for 1.3 million new homes, CPRE report reveals, Nov 4[4]

October 2020[edit | edit source]

"If we are to fulfil our Government's commitments on levelling up, carbon net-zero, housing, infrastructure, nature recovery and more, we need a process to prioritise the many pressures on our green and pleasant land."[5] Oct 28

Private Sufficiency, Public Luxury: Land is the Key to the Transformation of Society, George Monbiot, October[6]

Theresa May attacks 'ill-conceived' planning reforms,[7] Oct 8

September 2020[edit | edit source]

New Government Proposals impose 1532 houses a year on Teignbridge, Devon, Summary of our concerns,[8] Sep 22

CPRE Kent supports county MPs in attack on 'inherently unreasonable' new housing targets,[9] Sep 13

August 2020[edit | edit source]

The final straw? Tory heartlands in revolt over planning reforms,[10] Aug 23

Planning reforms are bad news for communities and environment,[11] Aug 6

July 2020[edit | edit source]

The mini-budget shows one thing: this government is still on the side of the rich, Christine Berry,[12] Jul 8...Towards sustainable economies UK

June 2020[edit | edit source]

Jun 2020 Britain still failing on climate crisis[edit | edit source]

Britain still failing on climate crisis, warn advisers[13]

"The whole thing is run by the government like a Dad's Army operation." Lord Deben.

Surface transport emissions in 2019 were at around the same levels that they were in 2010. That reflects an increase in demand and a move towards larger vehicles offsetting improvements in efficiency....Sustainable transport UK Although buildings emissions have fallen 14% from 2008 to 2018, the sector is not well placed for the transition to zero emissions. New buildings, which will still be standing in 2050, continue to be built with fossil fuel heating. In fact, there are over a million more homes requiring zero-carbon retrofits now than when the Climate Change Act was passed. The uptake of low-carbon heating systems is almost negligible (less than 30,000 installations in 2019, whereas over a million a year will be needed by the early 2030s...[14]Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

Garden villages locking-in car dependency, says report,[15] Jun 16

May 2020[edit | edit source]

CPRE Kent backs Sevenoaks District Council's decision to begin judicial review proceedings in its challenge to the Planning Inspectorate,[16] May 11

April 2020[edit | edit source]

This Pandemic Bears Gifts – new possibilities for economic transition,[17] Apr 22

March 2020[edit | edit source]

Government plans "to bring Britain's planning system into the 21st century"[18] Planning for the future, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, March 2020. Para. 16, p 9 & para 22, p 11, refer to targets on decarbonisation, but no indication that communities themselves will be able to democratically influence amounts of new housing for their areas, and in relation to local climate reduction targets or environmental carrying capacity of their areas. Mar 12

February 2020[edit | edit source]

Gravesham, Kent residents form group to fight council's housing proposals, CPRE Kent,[19] Feb 10

January 2020[edit | edit source]

Maidstone (Kent councillors of all political colours call on Government to ease housing targets,[20] Jan 28

New UK housing 'dominated by roads'[21] "... too many highways engineers are still approving roads that do not fully account for pedestrians and cyclists." Prof Matthew Carmona, University College London. Government poll suggests 76% of people think that for the sake of the environment, everyone should reduce their driving. Jan 21

Sevenoaks (Kent) sticks to its guns and refuses to withdraw draft Local Plan from examination, CPRE Kent[22] Council leader Peter Fleming: "It is clear to me the way this has been handled calls into question the integrity of the whole Plan-making system in this country… "To call into question an evidence-led approach comes to the root of our concerns with the actions of the inspector. If we are not to follow the evidence to make our Plan then the government may just as well dictate how many homes an area should have and then pick sites, we need to put an end to the thinly veiled charade that Local Plans are in any way locally led." Jan 20

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