MP introduces bill to make unauthorised development without permission a criminal offence

A backbench Conservative MP has introduced a private member’s bill in the House of Commons to “make unauthorised development without planning permission” a criminal offence and to “prohibit retrospective planning applications”.

by Ellie Kahn
Gareth Bacon MP: people are "gaming the system" with unauthorised development. Pic: official parliamentary portrait (CC BY 3.0)
Gareth Bacon MP: people are "gaming the system" with unauthorised development. Pic: official parliamentary portrait (CC BY 3.0)

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