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Clause 5 - Modification or discharge of affordable housing requirements

Part of Growth and Infrastructure Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of Simon Danczuk Simon Danczuk Labour, Rochdale 11:00 am, 27th November 2012

I thank the Minister for giving way. On four occasions, he has mentioned my constituency, and specifically a site in my constituency—once in the Communities and Local Government Committee. On three occasions, he has referred to the Akzo Nobel site in Littleborough, where the council renegotiated the section 106 agreement to enable housing to be built there. Local constituents of mine in Littleborough have grave concerns about the site and the development. Given that he has taken such a keen interest in that particular site and development that he has mentioned it on four occasions, I urge him to meet my constituents and speak to them about their concerns over the site.