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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 Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons) 10:30 am, 27th November 2012

My right hon. Friend is spelling out these difficulties very clearly. Can he assist me in understanding whether, as currently drafted, the thrust of the clause goes against the power of localism and his amendment will rebalance things back in favour of localities?