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Planning Permission: Urban Areas

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th December 2011.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

(1) for what reasons the inclusion of offices in the sequential town centre test contained in Planning Policy Statement 6 has not been carried over to the draft National Planning Policy Framework;

(2) pursuant to the oral answer of 5 December 2011, Official Report, column 15, on high street development, whether it is his policy to include offices in the sequential town centre test.

Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Decentralisation and Cities) (also in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills)

holding answer 12 December 2011

A draft new National Planning Policy Framework was published for consultation in July 2011. We are now giving very careful consideration to all responses received to the consultation, before publishing a final version of the framework.

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