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Design for Manufacture

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated sale price is of the (a) affordable and (b) market-priced homes in each of the Design for Manufacture competition areas. (114348)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 760W. The position is as indicated in my previous answer, subject to any necessary adjustments developers make to account for increases in costs and value over time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects properties in the Design for Manufacture competition areas to go onto the market. (114394)

Each of the 10 sites that English Partnerships has put forward for the competition is at a slightly different point in the process. They have different estimated start and completion dates and there will, therefore, be different dates when the homes on each site will be placed on sale.

The start of work on each site will vary according to when issues such as detailed planning consent and contractual arrangements have been completed. The length of time it will take to complete each site also varies as they are of different scales.

However, current estimates indicate that the first properties will come on to the market in April this year on the site at Renny Lodge in Newport Pagnell.