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Sustainable Communities

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden, of 25 May 2006, Official Report, column 2067W, on the sustainable communities plan, if she will place in the Library copies of the written submissions and responses by the water companies on planning for the growth areas and regional planning. (78240)

The water companies have and will continue to make a number of representations as part of the development and review of Regional Spatial Strategies, including modifications to consider additional housing in growth areas. For example, in the recent East of England Examination In Public, Anglian Water and Thames Water both made representations to the independent panel outlining their views on the impact on water supply as a result of house building. However, such representations by water companies can be made at different stages of the planning process, both formally and informally. These are not held centrally by Government and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.