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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

That is a timely question. The answer is that the NPPF does not define what the exceptional circumstances are that should justify changing green belt boundaries. That is rightly a matter for local communities to decide on.