Clause 89

Part of Localism Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 15th February 2011.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley 5:15 pm, 15th February 2011

As someone who proudly represents a post-war new town, I have to say that over the past 13 years virtually no social housing was built until a couple of months ago. That was as a direct result of the resistance to the top-down approach. Surely incentivising local communities with greater community benefits is how to get round the nimby attitude that has been referred to this afternoon.