Boris Johnson vowed today to bulldoze Britain’s bloated planning system to help get the economy moving again. Relaunching his Government, the Prime Minister pledged to bring forward ‘the most radical reforms of our planning system since the end of the Second World War’. He said the move, which will see ministers take the axe to swathes of red tape, would pave the way for an ‘infrastructure revolution’ that would create jobs now and improve productivity long-term. Mr Johnson said the Government wanted to ‘build, build, build’, but added that he would ‘build back better, build back greener, build back faster.’ Chancellor Rishi Sunak will lead a new unit, dubbed ‘Project Speed’ to fast track major infrastructure projects and identify bottlenecks in the system that need to be cleared away. The Prime Minister hinted that he would also take the bulldozer to parts of the Whitehall machine, saying he had been frustrated by its ‘sluggish’ response to the coronavirus pandemic. Relaunching his Government in a speech in Dudley today, the Prime Minister pledged to bring forward ‘the most radical reforms of our planning system since the end of the Second World War’ Mr Johnson used the speech in Dudley, in the… Read full this story
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