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Clause 89

Part of Localism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:30 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Jack Dromey Jack Dromey Shadow Minister (Housing) 12:30 pm, 15th February 2011

The straight answer to a straight question is that if we believe there is a serious housing need that needs to be met, the idea that nimbyism should be allowed to frustrate the delivery of that much-needed housing is not acceptable. That raises difficult issues, including how to have a sensible sub-regional framework while also taking proper account of legitimate local concerns and sensitivities. I shall come to that issue later, but it is at the heart of the debate.