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Regional Planning and Development

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has issued on (a) the composition of the proportion of a decision-making body designated as a regional planning body under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to be comprised of stakeholders and (b) the treatment of hon. Members as stakeholders for the purposes of the 2004 Act. (259764)

No specific guidance beyond the provisions contained in Section 2 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Regulation 4 of the Town and Country Planning (Regional Planning) (England) Regulations 2004 has been issued on either of the points contained in (a) or (b) of the question. However the provisions of the Act and regulations are briefly explained in paragraphs 2.2 and 2.3 of Planning Policy Statement 11: Regional Planning Strategies.