Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Chris Matheson Chris Matheson Labour, City of Chester

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in central government revenue support to local government since 2010 on the management of the historic environment through the planning process.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

Local authorities are independent from Central Government and are responsible for managing their budgets in line with local priorities. Since 2010 there has been a slight increase in the number of listed building consent decisions issued and slight increase in the proportion of those that were granted consent.

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