Planning: Eco-towns

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Wade of Chorlton Lord Wade of Chorlton Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What areas have been identified as suitable for the establishment of eco-towns.

Photo of Baroness Andrews Baroness Andrews Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

The Government have identified the areas with potential to become eco-towns in the consultation document Eco-townsLiving a Greener Future, and these are listed below:

Pennbury, Leicestershire;Manby and Strubby, Lincolnshire;Curborough, Staffordshire;Middle Quinton;Bordon-Whitehill, Hampshire;Weston Otmoor, Oxfordshire;Ford, West Sussex;Imerys China Clay Community, Cornwall;Coltishall, Norfolk;Hanley Grange, Cambridgeshire;Marston Vale and New Marston, Bedfordshire;North East Elsenham, Essex;Rossington, Doncaster;Rushcliffe, Nottingham*; and Leeds City Region, Yorkshire*.

Copies of the consultation document are available in the House Library.

* Two areas of further review to identify sites with potential.

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