Telegraph Hasn’t this been tried before. Did it work in raising housing numbers? Michael Gove is to launch a paper advocating “community-powered …Gove – Back to the 2011 Localism Act – Gove ‘making neighbourhood planning universal and the ultimate arbiter of local development’
This article says it all. What planet is Gove on? We have elections so that the population of an area can elect people to make these decisions on their behalf. So now he and a group of his his most recently elected successors at Westminster have decided that the current system is not good enough.
They have come up with a s system that will effectively see many more decisions made by what can only be described as a collection of parish councils. Peoples’ panels will have control and decision making powers on development and some local services. Heaven help those communities that’s all I can say.