Responding to Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves speech at the Labour Party Conference, Sam Richards, founder and campaign director for pro-growth campaign group Britain Remade, said:
"There is no path to energy security or economic growth, and the jobs that come with it, that doesn't involve fixing our broken planning system. From action to prevent vexatious legal challenges from delaying critical infrastructure to publishing new National Policy Statements, Britain Remade have consistently called for many of these measures."
"It is not right that offshore wind projects vital for energy security should have to produce 10,000+ page environmental impact assessments that take years to complete, do nothing to protect nature and then face constant challenges in the courts."
“We welcome any proposals that will unblock our outdated planning system so that Britain can create jobs and growth by building the infrastructure our country desperately needs.
"But the devil will be in the detail and we will continue to hold Labour to account to deliver the planning reform we need if they form the next government.”