Planning system 'getting in the way of thriving high streets', says minister

The local growth minister has said he wants the planning system to "move out of the way" to allow town centres to thrive, adding that he wants to see a situation where a mortgage shop can close on a Friday and a nail bar "can open again on Saturday morning".

by John Geoghegan
Local growth minister Jake Berry (centre) speaking at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event on Monday
Local growth minister Jake Berry (centre) speaking at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event on Monday

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