Why does the Government constantly do this? Fair enough, have a look at the planning laws and procedures, encourage doing away of red tape etc, but it could have done so much more with a bit of thinking: a. Insist that only building companies that have voluntarily corrected properly every single one of the houses they sold on dodgy leasehold rather than freeholds can be part of any new application to build under the new less stringent planning regs. b. All new builds, new houses must have solar power for at least 50% of their power, and insulation that goes way beyond the pathetic current specs. c. All new builds must have rain water reclamation schemes e.g. that recycle water to toilets. d. New builds on brownfield sites, rundown areas, poorer cities must be developed and linked closely to new builds in more affluent areas. e. Companies who want to be part of the scheme must undertake to train X number of apprenticeships in the trades. ETC ETC ETC I don't have a problem in principle with measures that encourage business, but it needs to be done in a way that encourages these companies to be greener, nicer, less sneaky and more socially responsible. Why does Boris and his advisers not think these things through?