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English Partnerships (Developers' Requirements)

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the standard requirements of developers on English Partnerships land are; and if she will make a statement. (98580)

English Partnerships sets quality standards covering 16 criteria which are mandatory for development of its sites and for its funding. These were adopted in September 2005 and can be found at:

http://www.englishpartnerships.co.uk/qualityprice.htm

These standards pull together in one place a set of existing nationally recognised industry standards with independent validation. They are kept under review to ensure they continue to be stretching and up-to-date. English Partnerships will continue to push for higher standards on specific programmes including the Millennium Communities Programme, the Design for Manufacture competition and its successor competition where enhanced development briefs are adopted for low carbon communities.