Shadow housing secretary denies that planning is ‘main barrier’ to new housing

The new shadow housing secretary has told a Labour Conference fringe event that planning is not the “main barrier” to increased housing delivery, while another party frontbencher has defended the role of councillors and residents in having a full say over new development proposals.

by David Blackman
Shadow housing secretary Lucy Powell at the Labour Party conference (Pic: Getty)
Shadow housing secretary Lucy Powell at the Labour Party conference (Pic: Getty)

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