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New London Planning Authority

A report out today in The Times shows that there is a new and additional planning authority in London.

This authority is non other than Prince Charles, the unelected, unqualified, spokesperson for architectural Luddites. Yes, his power and influence now means that developers of major projects run their plans past Charlie before proceeding with planning applications to the democratically elected Councils and the Planning Officers. If this is what he can do now just think what he could do as a King!

Decisions must be made by those that we elect to act on our behalf and not made behind closed doors by people with power simply by dint of birth.

Heathrow Runway

What really gets freethinkeruk’s goat is that this Government and previous ones, treat us as idiots. Business secretary John Hutton, said that the government might take “difficult decisions on airport expansion”. Meaning, of course, a third runway for Heathrow.

No surprise that the new Planning Bill is soon to come into force doing away with proper Public Enquiries and decisions made by an unelected QUANGO. Freethinkeruk takes no credit for spotting this intention, it was staring everyone in the face, I merely stated the obvious on 24th June along with many others and what difference did it make? None! The Government continues to act as though we’re all fools and can’t see their step by step manipulation of Parliament and rides rough shod over hard won rights and democracy.

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