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Housing: Construction

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th January 2020.

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Photo of Christopher Chope Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are using the powers in section 94(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to ensure that developers complete developments which have already received planning permission.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 13 January 2020

The Government’s housing White Paper in 2017 announced proposals to speed up and simplify the completion notice process under section 94 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to give local planning authorities greater confidence, control and certainty in their use. These proposals require changes to primary legislation, and we will consider the scope to make them as we seek to make the planning system simpler and faster as part of the planning White Paper.

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