(2) what consultations she has had with (a) district and county councils and (b) regional assemblies on the location of the proposed new eco-towns and villages.
We are consulting with local authorities in the relevant areas covered by proposed eco-towns in January 2008 as part of an initial assessment of bids and will also consult the regional assemblies. We expect to publish proposals shortly. There will be considerable opportunity for consultation and engagement involving hon. Members, local authorities and the public before the process is completed.