Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Infrastructure Planning Commission (Part 3)

Please sign the following e-petition to the Prime Minister:

We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to change the jurisdiction of the Infrastructure Planning Commission so as not to include Wales because planning issues in Wales are a devolved issue and the imposition of the IPC on the Welsh Assembly Government subverts the normal planning process in Wales.

A new unelected public body has been slammed for the undemocratic way it dictates key areas of Welsh life such as new nuclear power stations, windfarms and reservoirs. The new Infrastructure Planning Commission set up by the UK Government is "a body blow for democracy in Wales"

The new commission will be able to completely bypass the local planning process and locate developments where it sees fit. Despite the fact that half the projects currently under consideration are located in Wales, there is no Welsh representation on the commission and the Assembly has no say in its decisions.

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