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URBAN SUMMIT: 'ANOTHER TALKING SHOP'

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES SUMMIT IS ANOTHER TALKING SHOP - DAVEY...
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES SUMMIT IS ANOTHER TALKING SHOP - DAVEY

Speaking ahead of the sustainable communities summit, Liberal Democrat

shadow to the deputy prime minister Edward Davey said:

'Prescott's summit is in danger of being an expensive talking shop that

yet again produces no real changes for our communities.

'If we are want to have more energy efficient homes, if we want more

sustainable land use, and if we want to have more vibrant communities,

this government has got to completely change its approach.

'Where are their commitments to making homes environmentally

sustainable? Where are their commitments to opening up green spaces in

our cities and towns? When will they change the absurd VAT regime that

encourages green field development? And when will they do something to

protect the post offices, pharmacies and local facilities that

communities really need?

'There have been too many summits, reports and taskforces. We need

action from Mr Prescott, not more of his usual hot air.'

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