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Building Affordable Homes

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 2:30 pm, 8th September 2014

In an area with a very recently adopted core strategy that, because of the current severe shortage and a backlog of many years, requires 50% affordable housing, what advice would the Minister give planning officers determining new applications should there be requests for deviations from that requirement?