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MP calls for smaller warehouse units to be built

MP calls for smaller warehouse units to be built

An “golden triangle” MP has today called for ministers to insist that large warehouse and industrial developments also include smaller units.

The call, from MP Mark Pawsey, Conservative member for Rugby, could herald the introduction of targets similar to those imposed on housing developers where larger schemes are required to include a certain proportion of affordable or starter housing.

Pawsey, whose seat includes some of the UK’s largest logistics developments, told the House of Commons a requirement would meet the shortage of smaller units.

Communities secretary Sajid Javid left the door open to the proposal saying that local planning should take into account the needs of all businesses.

The intervention, during today’s question time in the House of Commons, is one of the last opportunities to debate planning until a new government is formed.

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