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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:34 am on 22nd January 2009.

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Photo of Ian Liddell-Grainger Ian Liddell-Grainger Conservative, Bridgwater 11:34 am, 22nd January 2009

One aspect of the Planning Act 2008 was a community cohesion fund to put money back into the local community. One of the first big infrastructure projects that will probably come under the Act is the Hinkley Point nuclear power station. Both district councils for the area are concerned that the Government have provided no guidelines on the matter. May we have a debate about how the Act will work in future—it is a long-term measure—to ascertain how the community projects will be administered, who will look after them, who will be on the boards and what their remits will be?

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