HC Deb 03 July 2000 vol 353 c86W
Ms Moran

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what measures he intends to take to increase housing supply on(a) brownfield and (b) urban sites. [128314]

Ms Beverley Hughes

Planning Policy Guidance note 3: Housing, issued in March, provides guidance on planning for housing. One of its main objectives is to ensure that better use is made of previously developed land and buildings for additional housing, particularly within urban areas. PPG3 has introduced a sequential approach which requires previously developed land and buildings in urban areas to be considered for development in preference to greenfield sites.

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