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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 10:30 am on 27th November 2012.

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Photo of Ian Murray Ian Murray Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 10:30 am, 27th November 2012

Let me take my right hon. Friend back to the points he made on viability and land values. Is it not the case that, although removing a section 106 agreement for one particular planning application may make it more viable under legislation, the potential long-term impact on land values, particularly in rural areas, could be an increase that would make future affordable housing requirements less viable and more difficult to achieve?