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Planning Policy Statement 3: Regulatory Impact Assessments

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the regulatory impact assessment for Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) was published after PPS3 came into effect. (145155)

The Department produced a partial regulatory impact assessment as part of the consultation paper on a new Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) “Housing”, which we published in December 2005.

Subsequently, we considered those consultation responses made in respect to the partial assessment to inform the final regulatory impact assessment. This analysis is set out in the ‘Consultation on Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing (PPS3)—A summary of responses and key issues’, which we published alongside final PPS3 in November 2006.

While a regulatory impact assessment had been produced at the time of launching PPS3, unfortunately, this was not published until May 2007.