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Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Planning Policy Framework in providing infrastructure in areas where there are new developments.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Research published by my department in March 2018 showed that section 106 planning obligations and the Community Infrastructure Levy raised £6 billion in 2016/17 towards affordable housing and infrastructure.

We have set out a new approach to viability assessment in the revised National Planning Policy Framework, published in July 2018. These reforms will mean that developers know the contributions that they are expected to make and local communities are clear about the infrastructure and affordable housing they will get.

The Government will monitor and evaluate the reforms brought forward in the NPPF to ensure they are having the intended effect.

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