Housing: Regional Housing Strategies

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Spokesperson for Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role, purpose and format of regional housing strategies following the creation of regional strategies under the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill; who will be responsible for agreeing regional housing strategies; who will be responsible for owning and implementing them; and what is their relationship to regional strategies.

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

As we indicated in our Policy Document on Regional Strategies (published January 2009) we expect the content of former regional housing strategies to be incorporated into regional strategies, as defined in Part 5 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill. Each regional strategy will be developed, implemented and monitored jointly by the regional development agency and the local authority leaders' board for the region and will be approved by the Secretary of State.

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