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Local Infrastructure (East Midlands)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:33 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Conservative, Charnwood 9:33 am, 20th March 2018

My hon. Friend is absolutely right to emphasise the importance of home ownership, and indeed the economic growth in the east midlands. However, communities in my constituency, such as East Goscote and Queniborough, are very concerned about the potential for speculative applications in the wrong places, due to the council temporarily falling below its five-year land supply, as the council would normally deem application in those villages to be inappropriate. Does he agree that the key to getting this right, and to ensuring local support for more housing, is to build in the right places, with the right mix for the area to meet local needs, not in places where the infrastructure simply is not in place to support additional housing?