Hook resident’s letter about planning published in Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph has been running stories on the planning situation for some time. Today a Hook resident’s letter was published in response to their recent article written by the head of the National Trust.

The letter is here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10768229/Local-planning-authorities-are-being-set-unattainable-building-targets.html. Hook resident David Lawrence points out that villages have been open to extensive greenfield development when a Local Plan fails to be adopted in time. He also calls for a temporary halt to the process to prevent a planning catastrophe.

The original story is here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/10763789/Local-authorities-hustled-into-passing-greenfield-planning-permissions.html

The Daily Telegraph articles about planning are collated here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/greenpolitics/planning/

Perhaps Hook is being thought of as one of the Garden Cities that Eric Pickles wants to build: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/10582801/We-want-to-build-a-garden-city-or-two-says-Eric-Pickles.html. After all we have a station and motorway junction.