HC Deb 12 April 2002 vol 383 cc625-6W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what proportion of the Government's total targets for new housing in the south-east has been provided for in the strategic plans of local authorities; and what proportion remains to be allocated provisional sites. [47519]

Ms Keeble

Regional Planning Guidance for the South East (RPG9), issued in March 2001, sets out the level of housing provision to be made in the region. Housing

1997–98 £000s 1998–99 £000s 1999–00 £000s 2000–01 £000s 2001–02 £000s 2002–03 £000s
Liverpool Health Authority1 243,040 253,814 350,296 379,504 410,236 453,913
Liverpool City Council 5,262 7,005 8,098 8,698 12,882 25,417


11999–2000 was the first year of unified allocations covering hospital and community helath sercives, prescribing and general practitioner infrastructure. Therefore they are not comparable to earlier years' allocations.

provision in existing strategic plans——namely county structure plans——is broadly in line with guidance in RPG9 for the Government Office South East area, although usually only for the period up to 2011 and in some cases only up to 2006. Some County Councils have started the process of reviewing their structure plans. At the same time, about a third of all local plans have already expired and half are due to expire by 2006. District authorities need to update their local plans in order to allocate sufficient land for housing.