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Eco-Towns: West Sussex

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) she and (b) her Department have had with Wates Developments Ltd on the proposed eco-town at Ford since 1 January 2005. (203809)

[holding answer7 May 2008]: Neither the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government nor Ministers in her Department have held meetings with Wates Developments Ltd on the proposed eco-town at Ford since 1 January 2005. On 3 September 2007, officials met members of Wates Developments involved with the proposal for an eco-town at Ford. At the meeting they outlined their expression of interest for an eco-town, and officials confirmed the process and criteria for eco-towns as set out in the “Eco-towns Prospectus”, published on 23 July 2007.