Skip to main content

Eco-Towns

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what regard her Department’s (a) policies and (b) public service infrastructure requirements for eco-town sites differ from the requirements for development at sites which are not designated as eco-towns. (202661)

[holding answer 29 April 2008]: As set out in the consultation document “Eco-towns—Living a greener future” we have set challenging criteria, which build on policies and infrastructure requirements for development at sites which are not eco-towns. For example, in terms of sustainable transport we have said that the location of major facilities and services such as shops and community facilities should be located within a 10-minute walk of homes within eco-towns. Copies of the consultation document are available in the Library of the House.