Planning Permissions and Unauthorised Developments

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 26th January 2022.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities) 4:18 pm, 26th January 2022

My right hon. Friend makes a practical point, and I will come on to say something about the support we want to give local authorities so that they are better able to enforce the rules. It is all very well regulating, but regulations are only as good as the enforcement capability of those charges with that responsibility—[Interruption.] I note, as I look to my right, that my hon. Friend Jonathan Gullis appears to be about to get to his feet, so I shall pre-empt him by sitting down.