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Housing: Construction

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there are on local authorities to complete strategic housing land availability assessments; and what the timetable for their completion is in each Government Office region.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3) says that Local Development Documents and Regional Spatial Strategies should be informed by a robust, shared evidence base including a Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The table has been deposited in the Library showing the latest information we have on when local authorities completed or expect to complete their SHLAA. This information was provided by local authorities in April 2008 to inform payments of the Housing and Planning Delivery Grant. The South East, South West and North West regions updated their information in February 2009. We will be updating all our information on the completion of SHLAAs within the next few months to inform the next round of the Housing and Planning Delivery Grant.

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