The latest edition of the Commons register of members interests has revealed George Osborne received a freebie £8,000 helicopter ride from a property-developing Tory donor who stands to benefit from planning reforms. Sounds pretty dodgy, right?
A source close to David Cameron has told the Telegraph that the 2015 Conservative manifesto will include measures to “eradicate” wind turbines — nine years after David Cameron waged a planning battle with his own neighbours to erect a turbine on his house. In a sop to campaigners in traditional Conservative countryside seats, the manifesto will reform subsidies […]
At loggerheads with the conservation bodies such as the National Trust, planning minister Greg Clark has said the government would not back down on controversial plans to make it easier to build houses. Doubtless Clark is hoping everyone has forgotten about his 2006 private members’ bill — which, erm, tried to make it harder to […]