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House Building: Rural Areas

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 2016.

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Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London) 12:00 am, 28th November 2016

I am delighted to hear that my hon. Friend’s local councils are getting their five-year land supply in place, as that is crucial. In the meantime, I can reassure him that the national planning policy framework says that great weight should be given to conserving landscape and scenic beauty in AONBs, so the protection is there in national policy.