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Housing: Planning

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will grant to local authorities the power to levy council tax on developments not completed within a set period.

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

This government has no such plans, but in our Housing White Paper we set out a range of measures to speed up build out. The consultation is currently open.

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