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Community Housing

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th June 2011.

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Photo of Tony Baldry Tony Baldry The Second Church Estates Commissioner

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he plans to produce for local authorities on the ways in which community housing can meet local housing need.

Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Minister for Housing

The Government consider that local authorities, working with their communities, are best placed to determine how to meet the housing needs of their communities. The Government will be consulting on the draft National Planning Policy Framework in July which will contain policy to delivery national objectives, for example on housing. This will provide the flexibility for local planning authorities to decide how they want to meet local housing needs.

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