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Garden Communities: Construction

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 20th January 2017.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing private firms to construct and run physical infrastructure usually provided by public bodies in the proposed new garden cities, towns and villages.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

We are determined that garden cities, towns and villages are underpinned by the right infrastructure at the right time. Garden Cities should be locally led and I stand ready to consider innovative proposals put forward by local areas.

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