Yesterday’s planning announcements by the Prime Minister are a much-needed boost for brownfield development, which is being made much easier. I hope Croydon Council now respond by desisting from concreting over every inch of green space they can find.
For a very long time now, I have been calling on the council to operate on a Brownfield First policy. The council should not destroy any family homes until all the brownfield sites in the Borough have been used – which we are at least 10 years away from doing. It is absolutely possible for the council to build the housing we need, without targeting green spaces.
You can read the Prime Minister’s speech here – conservatives.com/news/boris-johnson-unveils-a-new-deal-for-britain