Green quango blocks housing developments across Britain

Speaking at a conference organised by the Centre for Policy Studies, Ben Houchen, mayor of  the Tees Valley combined authority, said: “Natural England literally three weeks ago without any consultation just decided to slap on nutrient neutrality as a requirement for any approval of housing, which now means that all five local authority areas that cover my area plus some of Durham plus some in North Yorkshire have now said that they’re not approving any housing plans at all.

“[They] probably won’t do for the next two years unless they get some real clarity from the government that they are allowed to and it affects anything where there is an overnight stay, so it’s housing but it’s also bed and breakfasts [and] hotels.”

Read more in The Telegraph here.

Date Added: Friday 6th May 2022