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Planning System

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 10:30 am on 21st October 2010.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 10:30 am, 21st October 2010

Is the Minister aware that in looking at the abolition of the regional spatial strategies, the Select Committee is receiving evidence that because those strategies had an evidential base-not merely in respect of house building numbers, but in many other matters on which local development frameworks were based-many local authorities are now having to go back and redo that evidential base at a local level, causing an enormous amount of work and inconvenience to them? Did the Minister take account of those extra burdens when he decided to abolish the regional spatial strategies?

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