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Regional Spatial Strategies

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for publishing the Regional Spatial Strategies for all regions of England. [HL4506]

There are eight regional spatial strategies covering England (London has its own strategic plan in the form of the London Plan). Seven out of the eight RSSs have been published as follows:

North East RSS—published 15 July 2008;

North West RSS—published 30 September 2008;

Yorkshire and Humber RSS—published 21 May 2008;

East Midlands RSS—published 27 March 2009;

West Midlands Phase 1—published 15 January 2008;

East of England—published 12 May 2008;

South East—published 6 May 2009;

West Midlands RSS—has taken a phased approach to the revision of its RSS, phase 1 has already been published, phase 2 to be published in 2010 and phase 3 in 2011;

South West RSS—will be published in 2009; and

London Plan—further alterations to the London Plan (first published in 2004) were published in February 2008.

The mayor will present a draft London Plan to the GLA Assembly in June 2009, which will be the first stage in reviewing the plan, leading to the publication of a revised London Plan in 2011.