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Liberal Democrats in the West of England have warned that the Government’s planning proposals will “disempower” local authorities like Bristol, B&NES and South Gloucestershire and allow developers to “run roughshod” over local communities’ wishes.
The Liberal Democrats have used their Autumn Conference this weekend to agree a series of measures to build a green recovery and tackle the climate emergency, including encouraging active travel through walking and cycling.
Stephen Williams, Lib Dem contender for West of England Mayor, is calling for the annual increase in rail fares to be cancelled, a move which would save commuters to London from Bristol and Bath nearly £200 next year, according to the Party's analysis.
Stephen Williams, Lib Dem candidate for West of England Mayor has urged the Government to extend the Covid eviction ban as official figures reveal that 212 families in private rented accommodation in B&NES, Bristol and South Gloucestershire are deemed at risk of homelessness.
The Liberal Democrats have condemned the Conservative Government’s plans to reform the planning system, arguing that proposed changes will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis in the West of England.
Local Liberal Democrats have chosen two-time MP for Bristol West, Stephen Williams, to contest the election next May for the important post of Mayor of the West of England.