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National Planning Policy Framework

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 31st October 2011.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Labour, Sefton Central 2:30 pm, 31st October 2011

I note that the Minister is ignoring the legal opinion. Let me read to him what CPRE has to say. It is concerned that

Green Belt policy would be undermined by the sustainable development presumption together with the expectation that applications should be approved unless there are adverse impacts to policies in the NPPF as a whole.”

What is he doing to address those concerns, which result from a legal opinion? Does he agree with that advice?