Making local Councils set up local epetitions which give a real voice to residents.
As so many important decisions that affect the quality of life of people living in a particular area are made by councillors it is fundamental to the concept of democracy that they are made more accountable and their actions more transparent. In large scale developments particulary on green spaces and the countryside local people should have representatives that can vote on issues. Local epetitions should be set up re all current issues that everyone in the town/city know about and can vote on. And their genuine and collective concerns must be the decisive factor in planning issues. This will prevent business interests of muliti-millionaires dictating policies as they have been for so long.