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Mobilise your MP to support the AJ's country house campaign

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The Architects' Journal is calling on readers to mobilise parliamentary support for an Early Day Motion demanding the retention of the PPG 7 'Country House Clause'.

Barry Sheerman MP is preparing to table the motion and needs MPs' signatures to add to its impact on the government's policy-makers.

The EDM will call on planning minister Keith Hill to rethink the ODPM's intention to drop clause 3.21 of PPG 7, which allows that 'in exceptional circumstances permission may be granted for an isolated new house in the countryside provided it is of the highest quality, is outstanding in terms of architecture and landscape design, and would significantly enhance its immediate setting and wider surroundings'.

For a copy of a draft letter to send to your MP, visit www.

ajplus. co. uk or call Zoë Blackler on 020 7505 6636.

See next week's issue for a report on the AJ's Great Country House Debate at the RIBA, last night.

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