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Dispute over planning proposals

MHK dismisses electioneering claim

An MHK attempting to reform the Island's planning system has dismissed claims his move is 'electioneering'.

Graham Cregeen wants communities to have more of a say in planning for their area.

He thinks ratepayers' views often aren't heard, when it comes to decisions which affect them.

Chief Minister Allan Bell has described the plans as a step too far which would clog up the planning system, but Mr Cregeen believes some opponents of his idea have got the wrong end of the stick:

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