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Infrastructure: Planning

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide financial or other resource support to members of the public and voluntary stakeholder groups to participate in the consultation on draft national policy statements on infrastructural planning. (143781)

Paragraph 1.44 of the White Paper, “Planning for a Sustainable Future” (cm 7120) states that, alongside the introduction of the new infrastructure planning system, the Government intend to increase grant funding for bodies such as Planning Aid to ensure members of the public get the advice and support they need to get involved on site-specific proposals in national policy statements, and in the planning inquiries on major infrastructure projects.