The Government have published a Parliamentary White Paper containing proposals for wide ranging reform of the planning policy framework.

These proposals will direct how planning proposals and development are managed in our local communities for many years to come.

The Government recognises the importance of these proposals and the depth of feeling that there will be in many communities, so we want to hear your views.

A consultation on the White Paper is now open. You can read the proposals, and respond to the consultation by visiting:

The deadline for submissions is 11.45pm on Thursday 29th October. I hope the proposed changes will help us to defend our precious Green Belt and Open Spaces which we all value right across Aldridge-Brownhills.