Boris Applauds Planning Decision

Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip welcomes the news that Hillingdon Council has unanimously refused a 267-home plan for a development in Harefield Road.

The local community of Uxbridge has been passionate and steadfast in their protest of the project and their voices were finally heard by the council. Boris wrote to the Planning Committee to set out his objections to the application which, if approved, would have been completely out of keeping with the local and caused substantial disruption to local roads due to a lack of parking. Boris has also made the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government aware of the proposal in his letter to the minister regarding the draft London Plan proposed by the current Mayor of London. Boris fears that if approved, this new London Plan would encourage councils to grant permission to wholly unacceptable and unsustainable developments like this.

On hearing the news, Boris said: "I am delighted the Planning Committee has listened to our objections and together with the local community we were successful in our campaign. I will continue to fight to improve the draft London Plan to ensure any future applications like this, will also be rejected."