Liberal Democrats have condemned plans by the Government to take away the rights of residents to have a say on new housing developments.
The changes mean developers would could go ahead with new housing schemes, without providing extra facilities and services - or local people getting the chance to object.
Decisions on new developments and setting planning rules will be taken away from Bournemouth and decided by civil servants.
Jon Nicholas said: “This is another example of the Conservative Government being out of touch - and failing to listen to the concerns of people in Bournemouth.”
Residents - not Westminster - should have the final say
The Lib Dems are opposing these changes. They believe the proposals will put green space under threat - and mean fewer of the more affordable housing or facilities that Bournemouth needs.
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