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Urban White Paper

Volume 455: debated on Tuesday 16 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the (a) recommendations and (b) targets in the 2000 Urban White Paper have (i) yet to be met and (ii) are no longer being pursued. (115046)

The Urban White Paper Implementation Plan on the Department for Communities and Local Government’s website charts the significant progress made to 2003 in implementing all of the 198 recommendations and targets in the White Paper. a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.

The Sustainable Communities Plan, launched in February 2003, takes forward ideas and actions from the Urban White Paper. It set out a clear long term action plan and framework for delivery, and a renewed vision to tackle new challenges such as the growth in housing demand, particularly in South East England, and reviving the housing market in areas of lower demand. In the recent Local Government White Paper, “Strong and Prosperous Communities” published in October 2006, we set out that we will publish shortly an urban policy position paper setting out what has been done regarding the measures in the Urban White Paper that foster and support urban renaissance.