Growth and Infrastructure Bill

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 5:01 pm on 5th November 2012.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham 5:01 pm, 5th November 2012

I commend the right hon. Gentleman on the points he is making. Does he agree that one of the problems is the difference between housing need and housing demand, which in some areas is virtually insatiable, and that it was important for the national planning policy framework that local councils should be given the power to balance economic growth with social and environmental requirements, even though this has not yet been taken very seriously by many local planners?