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Social Housing

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with local authorities on planned new social housing in Milton Keynes. (109057)

Officials within the Department have discussed with Milton Keynes Council its future housing and planning policies, including those related to social housing. Subsequently, Milton Keynes Council has published a draft Supplementary Planning Document on Affordable Housing based on a new housing needs study. Officials have also given evidence to the South East Regional Spatial Strategy Examination in Public on matters relating to affordable housing. Milton Keynes Council attended this session, which included discussions on the relative need for social housing at a regional level and also in Milton Keynes.