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Back Gardens

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have prevented building in back gardens through their local development frameworks. (98714)

[holding answer 31 October 2006]: It is for local planning authorities to develop, through their local development frameworks, appropriate policies which set out the criteria against which planning applications for the development and use of land and buildings will be considered. This could include specific policies relating to where proposals involve development of existing residential areas, which could include associated land such as back gardens, but information on all the local planning authorities which have such a policy is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.