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Housing: Coventry

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions the Government have had with (a) Coventry City Council, (b) Warwick District Council and (c) others on the allocation of 33,500 new homes as part of the regional housing strategy in Coventry. (314695)

[holding answer 2 February 2010]: The draft regional spatial spatial strategy (RSS) submitted to Government by the West Midlands regional assembly in December 2007 included an allocation of 33,500 new homes for Coventry and indicated that some of the allocation could be made within Nuneaton and Bedworth and Warwick districts. This had been subject to consultation and was agreed by the local councils. Officials have regularly met and discussed the delivery of these homes with the councils as they prepare their core strategies, which provide a district level plan for the distribution of future housing development. Officials have also participated in discussions on the issue at the examinations of the RSS revision (April-June 2009) and the Coventry core strategy (November-December 2009). A wide range of parties was involved in those discussions.