Will Tory MPs scupper Boris Johnson’s planning reforms?

After the shock by-election defeat the prime minister has had a ‘wake-up call’

House building
Government says sweeping reforms will ‘cut red tape, not standards’
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When the government unveiled its ambition for “radical and necessary” reforms to England’s planning system last summer, Boris Johnson declared the aim was to “build, build, build” new homes, schools, hospitals, offices and shops.

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