Manufacturing Industries: Planning Permission

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Alberto Costa Alberto Costa Conservative, South Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support the growth of manufacturing within the National Planning Policy Framework.

Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The latest 2018 revision of the National Planning Policy Framework provides more detail on how significant weight should be placed on the need to support economic growth and productivity, taking into account both local business needs and wider opportunities for development, this can include the growth of manufacturing where it is relevant. The Government has made clear in the Framework that planning policies and decisions should help create the conditions in which businesses can invest, expand and adapt.

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