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Housing: Chorley

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the moratorium on house building was lifted in the Chorley borough council area. (256026)

No moratorium on housing was imposed on any local authority in the north-west.

Regional planning guidance published in 2003 set targets for overall house-building in each upper tier local authority area in the north-west. It was for local authorities to decide how to manage housing supply within that context taking into consideration any under or over supply and the impact on neighbouring housing markets.

A new regional spatial strategy was published in September 2008 establishing new annual average figures for housing provision. These are not absolute targets and may be exceeded, where justified.