Eco-towns

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Mark Todd Mark Todd Labour, South Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what methodology will be used for determining which eco-town bids go forward to consultation; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing)

The criteria and assessment approach for the selection of eco-town sites are set out in the Eco-towns Prospectus.

This was published last July as part of the Housing Green Paper.

The criteria are tough and challenging and only those locations that meet these will be shortlisted for consultation.

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