THE Budget statement included planning rules reform to improve urban land usage and green belt protection.

Trafford still insist hundreds of houses will be built on Flixton greenbelt, for 'inevitable' population explosion, that will somehow prevent further congestion and higher costs of living, then announce free roadside parking to encourage town centre gridlock!

Progressive boroughs build multi-storey dwellings and car parks to sate demand, lower cost of living and leave roads clear for moving traffic.

Paul Barker, Urmston