Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire and Minister of State for Housing and Planning, hosted a discussion panel earlier this week (8th of February) to highlight some of the main issues that surround housing and planning in the Hampshire countryside.
The Breeze Spoke to Kit Malthouse MP ahead following the event he said:
“Too many people feel victims of the planning system and that the houses being built in their areas are spoiling their community. We want to find ways to put local people in charge of planning so they get houses they feel proud of that make their areas better places. We’re not just building homes, we’re building communities and neighbourhoods and we want to make sure that they fit with our environment and they enhance our towns and villages.”
The panel, held in Mr Malthouse’s constituency, addressed some of the most important issues facing housing and planning within Hampshire. This included a focus on the new government housing proposal of ‘More, Better, Faster’ and what implications this may have for the Hampshire countryside and county as a whole.