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Johnson pledges planning review and £3.6 billion for towns

Words: Huw Morris

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to review planning regulations as part of a wide-ranging drive to tackle the nation’s housing crisis.

Speaking in Manchester over the weekend, Johnson made a series of promises to tackle housing, fund towns and devolve powers, as well as support a new cross-Pennine rail route between the city and Leeds, although he said it would be up to local authorities to agree the exact proposals.“One of the biggest divides in our country is between those who can afford their own home and those who cannot,”........
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