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MORE HOMES FOR SOUTH EAST AS SERPLAN ADVICE REJECTED

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Government advisers will urge ministers to plan for well over a million homes in the south east, reports The Guardi...
Government advisers will urge ministers to plan for well over a million homes in the south east, reports The Guardian (p14).

The proposal from a three-strong panel of planners apparently flies in the face of the advice of Serplan, a south east local authority consortium, which believes the south east should accommodate no more than 914,000 homes.

The panel seems to endorse earlier government plans to build 1.4 million homes in the south east, which Serplan has already told the panel was potentially damaging to the countryside.

The Council for the Protection of Rural England was lobbying for a limit of 800,000 new homes.

According to sources the panel will also advise many more homes will have to be built on greenfield sites. This rejects John Prescott's plans to switch new housing on to brownfield sites.
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