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MPs want house strategy scrapped

MPs from the south west of England are calling for the government to give local authorities the freedom to solve housing problems.

Housing and expansion is currently overseen by the South West Regional Spatial Strategy (SWRSS).

The motion tabled by Gloucestershire's MP Martin Horwood has called for the SWRSS to be scrapped following a loss of confidence in it.

Devon MP Gary Streeter and Cornwall's Julia Goldsworthy have signed.

The proposal has also been supported by Dorset's Annette Brooke, Somerset's John Penrose and Wiltshire's Robert Key.

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