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Labour Party releases 2015 election manifesto

13 April 2015

The Labour Party released its 2015 election manifesto today in Manchester. 

It included the following commitments: 

  • Introduce greater transparency in the land market and give local authorities new 'use it or lose it' powers to encourage developers to build
  • A people-led Constitutional Convention to determine the future of UK's governance
  • Establish a National Infrastructure Commission to assess how best to meet Britain's infrastructure needs
  • Make sure at least 200,000 homes a year get built by 2020 by implementing the recommendations of the Lyons Review
  • During the press conference Labour Leader Ed Miliband he said he would keep planning laws as they are but development on brownfield land first

For a summary of the built environment policies outlined in the manifesto or the full manifesto, click here

Planning in the next Parliament is the RTPI's top 10 election asks, read it here