Planning Motion Passed

Eastney & Craneswater Lib Dem Councillor Matthew Winnington gained backing at Full Council for his motion calling on the government to give Portsmouth full control over planning.

Matthew commented: "In a densely populated city like Portsmouth we need to control house building that's right for us. Too often decisions by our elected planning committee at the council are overturned by unelected government inspectors in Bristol. I was delighted that my motion gained almost unanimous, cross party support with only the leader of the Labour group voting against it."