Topical Questions

Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons on 28th January 2019.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

Proposals to convert empty high street shops into housing have raised concerns in rural areas such as West Oxfordshire that there may be a perverse incentive to close viable shops in order to realise the greater value of housing. Will Ministers agree to meet me and my district council to ensure that the policy is tailored for both rural and metropolitan areas?