Housing and Planning
Business of the House
Stuart Andrew (Pudsey, Conservative)
My constituency has seen unprecedented numbers of new developments over recent years, yet across Leeds 20,000 dwellings remain unbuilt and more than 14,000 are empty. What assurances can my right hon. Friend give me and particularly my constituents, who were suspicious of the planning policies effected by the previous Government, that the changes will mean brownfield sites being used first, and that sites such as Kirklees Knowl and Rawdon Billing, which
are as important to my constituents as the Yorkshire dales are to the whole nation, will remain greenfield sites?