Prime Minister to visit Valley

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David Cameron has confirmed his intention to visit the Ribble Valley.

At Prime Minister’s Questions, Nigel Evans, MP for the area, asked Mr Cameron to reassure his constituents that Ribble Valley Council’s core strategy would protect the borough from over development.

He added: “Will he come and visit the Ribble Valley and see for himself why it is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the United Kingdom, and why local people want to keep it that way?”

The Prime Minister replied: “I look forward to visiting my hon. Friend’s constituency and constituencies in Lancashire more broadly. The assurance I can give him is this: when local councils put in place their local plan, they will have far greater ability to determine how much housing and what sort of housing they have, and where it goes. That is what we are trying to put in place. The faster local councils can put in their local plans, the more power and responsibility they will have.”