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Regional Development Agencies: Planning Gain Supplement

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether it is the Government’s intention that regional development agencies will keep part of the revenues raised from planning gain supplement. (157502)

The 2007 pre-Budget report announced on 9 October that legislation implementing the planning gain supplement will not be introduced in the next parliamentary Session. Instead, the Government intend to legislate in the forthcoming Planning Reform Bill to empower local planning authorities in England to apply new planning charges to new development, alongside negotiated agreements for site-specific matters. The ministerial statement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning, also on 9 October 2007, Official Report, column 25WS, set out further details of the new planning charge.