Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (Amendment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:12 pm on 29th January 2010.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 2:12 pm, 29th January 2010

That is completely not what the Bill would do. The local authority, representing the local community, would have the choice. If it thought that a community wanted a development, it could choose to proceed. Communities such as the Tyers or the Whites Grounds estates near London bridge would say, "We are very happy either to have our housing improved, or to see some local, affordable, suitable housing built as well as a very very tall office block." Local communities will be very supportive of that.

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