HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 cc83-4W
Sir Michael Spicer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if the housing figures to be used by strategic planning authorities in the West Midlands for the period up to 2011 will be those contained in the answer to the hon. Member for Dudley, South (Mr. Pearson) of 4 December 1997, Official Report, column 288. [35857]

Mr. Caborn

Yes. We will issue amended housing policy guidance for the West Midlands shortly setting out clear policies that authorities should pursue in their development plans to increase the amount of housing on previously developed land to make provision for affordable housing and to ensure sustainable locations for development within transport corridors.

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