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Regional Planning and Development

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 14 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1401W, on regional development agencies, which bodies will be designated as regional planning bodies following the transfer of functions from the regional assemblies. (308387)

Following the commencement of the Local Democracy Economic Development and Construction Act no one will be designated as “Regional Planning Body”. Joint responsibility for the single regional strategy will rest with the “Responsible Regional Authorities” who are regional development agencies and Local Authority Leaders Boards.