Ian Shires

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ward, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Walsall MBC Learn more

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Archive for the ‘Planning’ Category

National Planning Policy Framework

by Ian Shires on 29 March, 2012

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on Tuesday (27th Mar 12), with significant amendments negotiated by the Liberal Democrats in Government since the Draft NPPF was released for consultation last July. So, What’s Changed? The controversial default ‘yes to development’ is no longer part of the Framework. This addresses a number of concerns that […]

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Parking restrictions appear out of the blue

by Ian Shires on 17 February, 2012

Double yellow lines have appeared this week by Gregg’s at “The Square”, New Invention. No consultation. No notification. The council just went ahead and did it. How arrogant is that from a Tory administration which purports to believe in Localism? Yes there are problems with parking in the area, something we are trying to do […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Ed Davey MP | Published 9th February 2012 – 4:27 pm Some things in politics are symbolic. For dyed-in-the-wool environmentalists like the Liberal Democrats, solar power is one of these things – indisputably clean, green and cutting edge technology. The sort of thing Liberal Democrats in a government that aims to be […]

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Off to Planning Tonight

by Ian Shires on 2 February, 2012

I’m off to Walsall’s planning committee meeting tonight to speak in support of local residents to get the committee to refuse planning permission for yet another drinks outlet in New Invention; this time at the corner of Baynton Road with Essington Road. Hopefully it shouldn’t be too difficult a job. The local police support refusal, […]

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