Planning: Urban Areas

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on the construction of new high-rise buildings in cities.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

The Government do not have a separate national policy for high-rise building development in cities. The Government expect local planning authorities to plan positively, in terms of high quality development and inclusive design, for all developments, as set out in planning policy statement 1, "Delivering Sustainable Development". This applies to all forms of development, including tall buildings regardless of location.

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