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Jack Dromey MP, Labour’s Shadow Local Government Minister, commenting on the publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework, said:

“David Cameron’s Government has spent months dithering over the National Planning Policy Framework, causing chaos in the planning system. In the meantime, investment by house builders, developers, energy companies, and transport organisations has been put off due to the uncertainty, damaging this country’s economic growth.
“Pushing this document out during the recess, when it should have been published to support the scrutiny of the Localism Bill and whilst Parliament was in session, is unacceptable. This is not the way to begin consultation on an issue of such national importance.”

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