To match an exact phrase, use quotation marks around the search term. eg. "Parliamentary Estate". Use "OR" or "AND" as link words to form more complex queries.

Keep yourself up-to-date with the latest developments by exploring our subscription options to receive notifications direct to your inbox

Written Question
Land Use
Tuesday 9th May 2023

Asked by: Baroness Mallalieu (Labour - Life peer)

Question to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs:

To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that requirements for land use which fall within the remit of (1) the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, (2) the Department for Business and Trade, (3) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and (4) the Department for Transport, and are outside the remit of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, are covered in the land use framework for England, expected to be published in draft this year.

Answered by Lord Benyon - Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Government recognises that there are many diverse uses of our land that we must anticipate for the future: growing food, planting trees, building homes, natural habitats, land for infrastructure and industry, and leisure and recreation. Defra Ministers and officials are working closely with their counterparts in other relevant Departments with influences on land use to develop the scope and content of the Land Use Framework.