As part of the first stage of consultation on “Eco-towns—living a greener future”, we received over 12,000 responses, providing a wide range of views on the principles of eco-towns and the shortlisted locations. A summary report of the responses received, is available on my Department’s website.
The online consultation is part of our second stage consultation, covering the draft eco-towns planning policy statement and sustainability appraisal. This began in November 2008 and runs to March 2009. A summary report of the responses and comments received will be published following the end of consultation in the usual way.