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 Nick Raynsford Nick Raynsford Labour, Greenwich and Woolwich 5:15 pm, 15th February 2011

My hon. Friend makes a good point. That is the real tension. We as serious politicians—not as simply peddlers of slogans and rhetoric—have to recognise that there are national, regional and local needs, all of which must be taken into account. The planning system as it has evolved has been a serious attempt to try to grapple with those issues and tensions, and define mechanisms for dealing with them.

Several hon. Members rose—