We need tougher planning laws to improve our town high streets

Bassetlaw MP John Mann

Bassetlaw MP John Mann

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Since the controversy in Worksop over the opening of a shop selling so-called “legal highs” a number of people have contacted me regarding the need to toughen up planning laws for our high streets.

The Department for Local Government has now launched a consultation on future changes it would like to introduce to the planning process which would include closer regulation of pay-day loan stores.

I believe that it does make sense that a planning application should have to be submitted to turn a newsagents into a pay-day lending shop for example.


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