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Regional Planning and Development: West Midlands

Volume 496: debated on Monday 20 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at what phase of the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy review an assessment of ecotown applications will be made. (288327)

The Examination in Public into the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy took place between 28 April and 24 June 2009. The Examination considered what role in principle eco-towns or new settlement proposals might have in providing for housing development in the region.

The Panel Report is anticipated in September. Following this the Secretary of State aims to publish Proposed Changes to the Regional Spatial Strategy before the end of the year.