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Maritime Architecture

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to encourage innovative investment and activity in maritime architecture in Britain, drawing on examples from the Netherlands and elsewhere. [HL3968]

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) works across government to encourage innovation and disseminate best practice in housing design, for example through the support to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).

However, it is for local planning authorities to plan positively for the achievement of high quality design, including considering innovative and original schemes brought forward by developers.