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Radon Gas

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Government have made of the possible effects of radon gas in respect of the development proposed in the Milton Keynes and South Midlands Regional Strategy. (77691)

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has assessed the levels of Radon gas across the UK. This assessment has shown elevated levels in some parts of the Milton Keynes South Midlands area. The provision of protection for new buildings against the ingress of radon is a normal part of the planning process through PPS23 and Buildings Regulations. Several authorities in the MKSM area are participating in the Government's radon programme—“Reducing Radon in the Home”.