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Eco-Towns: Planning Permission

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will consider including heat grids and biomass-based tri-generation systems in evaluating the bids for eco-towns. (199700)

We are currently consulting on the potential locations for eco-towns and the broader objectives and benefits of these new settlements. The consultation document, ‘Eco-towns—Living a greener future’, was published on 3 April and sets out some innovative approaches that bidders are proposing for more sustainable living. We want to encourage these, and this might include heat grids and biomass-based tri-generation systems.