MP Mark Pritchard Statement

Our MP, Mark Pritchard has issued the following statement in respect of Newport planning proposals;

‘I consider the large number of applications for both housing and retail stores which are at present with Telford and Wrekin planning officers to be premature. The cumulative impact of the applications takes them well beyond the T&W Core Strategy adopted in 2007.The scale of the out-of –town superstore brings it within the departure application provisions which may invoke ‘call-in’ by the Secretary of State. The residents of Newport and the rural hinterland should be allowed to participate in the decisions, as anticipated in the Localism Act, as to what Newport needs both for numbers/types of housing as well as new retail outlets and as to where these are sited in Newport’

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