Transport: Planning Permission

Department for Transport written question – answered on 30th January 2020.

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Photo of Bob Seely Bob Seely Conservative, Isle of Wight

What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the adequacy of planning requirements for new housing developments in relation to (a) motorists, (b) cyclists and (c) pedestrians.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department works closely with MHCLG on planning policy related to transport for new housing, but we need to go further to ensure better integration at all scales.

The National Planning Policy Framework ensures sustainable transport issues are included at the beginning of housing planning and decision making and a projected £2.4bn will be invested over this parliament to support local authorities to develop ambitious Local Cycling and Walking Plans.

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