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Planning Applications

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which planning applications from Estate Partnerships or its clients were considered by the Deputy Prime Minister when he was Secretary of State responsible for planning. (90739)

[holding answer 11 September 2006]: In line with our published propriety guidance, the responsibility for taking planning decisions is arranged to ensure that Ministers do not take decisions where a conflict of interest may arise. Where a potential conflict is identified, decisions are taken by another planning Minister. The same approach applied to planning decisions taken prior to the formation of the Department for Communities and Local Government when the Deputy Prime Minister was responsible for planning.

Our records of planning applications and planning appeals considered by the Deputy Prime Minister and other planning Ministers, show no applications from Estate Partnerships.

Information regarding which people and organisations are clients of any particular company including Estate Partnerships is not collected.