Housing: Stockport

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Navendu Mishra Navendu Mishra Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of capacity issues at the national grid on housebuilding in Stockport.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government is aware of lengthy connection timelines currently being offered in parts of the country, particularly where transmission network upgrades are required to accommodate distribution network connections, such as housing developments. Network companies are working with Ofgem to release capacity including through improved modelling of network impacts of new connections and streamlining of connection procedures.

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