This petition asks the government to repeal the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework). It’s not our petition, and we aren’t happy with the local plan suggestions at present. But we hope – if only through the ballot box locally – to be able to influence the way that the local plan is finally drafted. BUT there is a risk, under the NPPF, that developers will be able to appeal, and then we are dependent on the whim of the planning minister at the time. IF we can get the NPPF repealed, AND if we get the local plan we want, then we can really protect our area. If we get 100000 signatures, they will have to vote on this in Parliament, which should concentrate a few minds.