Britain Remade responds to government plans to overhaul the planning system

Responding to the Government’s plans to overhaul the planning system, Sam Richards, founder and campaign director for pro-growth campaign group Britain Remade, said:

“Today’s announcement that the Government plans to speed up the building of major infrastructure projects by overhauling the planning system is what Britain Remade has been calling for.

“Slashing bureaucracy and red-tape in order to get spades in the ground as quickly as possible for new offshore wind farms, transport links and nuclear power stations is a start, but Government must go further.

“Despite this welcome announcement new onshore wind farms, one of the cheapest sources of energy available, are still banned in England – condemning millions of people to higher energy bills. Ministers must act now to reverse the ban so that Britain can be energy secure and households can enjoy lower bills.”