Housing

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage house builders to construct houses with larger rooms.

Photo of Lord McKenzie of Luton Lord McKenzie of Luton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government), Department for Work and Pensions, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (also in Department for Work and Pensions), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions) (also in the Department for Communities and Local Government)

The Government's planning policy for housing (PPS3) is clear on the need to achieve high quality new housing, including in terms of design and layout.

Local planning authorities take this national policy into account when making decisions on planning applications, including considering the suitability of the size and layout of the home.

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