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Homes and Communities Agency

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the policy of the Homes and Communities Agency is on the circumstances in which it will use its powers to act as a local planning authority. (252180)

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) currently only has delegated planning powers in relation to development control in the Milton Keynes Urban Development Area (UDA). These powers were inherited from English Partnerships and were originally granted in order to provide a coordinated approach to the planning and delivery of growth and investment in the Milton Keynes UDA.