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Affordable Housing

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th November 2015.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will change planning procedures for local authorities to speed up the construction of new affordable homes to buy.

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

The Government has committed, through the Productivity Plan, to introduce a dispute resolution mechanism to speed up section 106 negotiations to enable housing and other development to be built more quickly. We intend to do this through the Housing and Planning Bill.

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