National Planning Policy Framework: impact on Morley

People in Morley have always had a say on planning issues affecting their area. Yet under these new crazy proposals from the Government this right could be taken away. The National Planning Policy Framework proposals are badly thought through and will impact on the right of local people to have a say on planning matters that affect them. And small businesses like builders and plumbers as well as homeowners need certainty in our planning system too. We need some clear leadership in planning and in the wider economy.

My five point plan for growth in the UK economy would:

1. Repeat the bank bonus tax again this year and use the money to build 25,000 affordable homes and guarantee a job for 100,000 young people.

2. Bring forward long-term investment projects – schools, roads and transport – to get people back to work and strengthen our economy for the future.

3. Reverse January’s damaging VAT rise now for a temporary period which would give a £450 boost for a family with two kids.

4. Make an immediate one year cut in VAT to 5% on home improvements, repairs and maintenance to help homeowners and the many small businesses that are so dependent on the state of the housing market.

5. Help small businesses grow and create jobs, a one year national insurance tax break for every small firm which takes on extra workers, using the money left over from the government’s failed national insurance rebate for new businesses.

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Posted October 10th, 2011 by Ed

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