Infrastructure Levy

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 14 November 2023.

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Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) other Cabinet colleagues to amend the National Planning Policy Framework to include regulations for a new infrastructure levy to ensure the provision of adequate (i) GP and (ii) dental provision in new housing developments.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Minister of State (Minister for Housing)

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Act introduces powers to create the new Infrastructure Levy which aims to generate more funding for infrastructure, such as GP surgeries, to mitigate the impacts of new development.

The Act includes provisions to require local authorities to prepare Infrastructure Delivery Strategies which will set out the strategy for delivering infrastructure and spending Levy proceeds. The Act also enables authorities to require the assistance of infrastructure providers, including Integrated Care Bodies, in devising these strategies and development plans.

We have committed to consult further on the design of the Levy, before we draft regulations.

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