Local Housing Need

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 12:34 pm, 14th September 2017

My hon. Friend speaks with considerable experience, and I thank him for all the work he did when he was Minister with responsibility for planning to enable more homes to be built. He rightly points out another major issue. He is absolutely right that this relates to all kinds of infrastructure—not just the local GP surgery or a new school, but major types of infrastructure such as transport. I reassure him that I am working very closely with my right hon. Friend the Transport Secretary. We are considering how every major decision we make can be used to enable us to build more homes.