Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|18 Jul 2018, 1:40 p.m.||Affordable Housing||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of devolving the means of setting affordable homes to local planning authorities.
Answer (Kit Malthouse)
For affordable housing delivered through the planning system it is up to local authorities to set policies for affordable housing in plans, and determine planning applications accordingly.
Proposals in the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework aim to support local authorities in creating clearer policy requirements in plans for developer contributions expected for affordable housing and infrastructure.