Housing and Planning
Business of the House
Alison Seabeck (Plymouth, Moor View, Labour)
I draw the House’s attention to my indirect interests. I have concerns about the conservatory policy, because I think
it will be a lawyers’ charter. Will the Secretary of State confirm that where local communities, working alongside their local councils and using all the powers in the Localism Act 2011, have identified a significant local need for social and affordable housing, the new policy will not allow developers simply to ride roughshod over that, supported by the new centralised powers, and override what the local community says it wants and needs? Government Members are living in dreamland if they do not think that will happen.