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Regional Planning and Development: South East

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will publish her response to the draft South East Plan; and if she will make a statement. (188730)

The Secretary of State’s proposed changes to the draft regional spatial strategy (RSS) for the South East will be published for consultation later this year. It is difficult, at this stage, to commit to a precise publication date for the proposed changes given the complexity of the issues involved. Our aim, as it stands now, is to publish the proposed changes before the summer recess.

The Secretary of State will make a statement to the House when they are being published.

We will also undertake a full 12-week public consultation to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to make representations on the proposed changes.