Regional Planning and Development: South East
Communities and Local Government
Caroline Spelman (Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Communities and Local Government; Meriden, Conservative)
Shahid Malik (Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government; Dewsbury, Labour)
As the South East England Regional Spatial Strategy was published recently, the focus now is on implementing it. However, reviews of the policies in the regional spatial strategy on minerals and Gypsies, Travellers and travelling showpeople are under way. The regional planning body will need to consider when to do a full review against the backdrop of emerging legislation for integrated regional strategies. My officials will discuss with them a project plan for the review over the coming months.