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Residential Boats

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the publication of the summary of responses to the consultation paper on security tenure for residential boats in May 2006, what progress they have made on their commitment to take forward, in consultation with stakeholders, best practice guidance and a model written agreement; and [HL7822]

Further to the publication of the summary of responses to the consultation paper on security tenure for residential boats in May 2006, what progress they have made on their commitment to undertake ongoing planning reform so that suitable moorings can be developed and include planning in the best practice guidance; and [HL7823]

Further to the publication of the summary of responses to the consultation paper on security tenure for residential boats in May 2006, what progress they have made on their commitment to encourage sponsoring departments to write to the main navigation authorities outlining the Government’s expectations of the role of the authorities with respect to residential boating.[HL7824]

The Government are scoping how best to take forward the best practice guidance and model agreement, including stakeholder involvement. As part of that work, we will shortly write to the main navigation authorities through their sponsoring departments to commence dialogue on their role in respect of residential boaters. Work on reform of the planning system continues, with Planning Policy Statement 3: Housing to be published later this year.