Housing and Planning

Relaxed planning rules will boost UK housing


Housing and Planning

Matthew Lesh quoted by the Telegraph


Kristian Niemietz quoted by Epoch Times

Matthew Lesh quoted by CityAM

IEA Director of Public Policy and Communications Matthew Lesh has been quoted by CityAM in their article discussing how relaxed planning restrictions will boost housing.

CityAM quoted:

“These rules held back tens of thousands of homes for little environmental benefit. The key culprit in river pollution is intensive farming, housing and sewage make a relatively small contribution. 

“These rules mean one fewer reason that local councils must reject housebuilding. But there are countless fiddly rules and processes holding back much-needed homes and infrastructure. A government serious about economic growth must go much further and much faster to unshackle the British people.”

You can read the full article here. Matthew’s comment was also featured in the Times