HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c812W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his policy regarding planning gain. [64224]

Mr. McNulty

The Government published a consultation paper "Reforming Planning Obligations: delivering a fundamental change" in December 2001. This was a strategic level consultation and proposed the introduction of a tariff-based approach to planning obligations. We received over 500 responses, the majority of which welcomed our proposals. Ministers are considering policy options and there will be a policy statement in due course.

Ms Shipley

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he expects to publish a policy paper on planning reform. [62790]

Mr. Raynsford

We intend to continue driving forward the reform of the planning system. following the wide-ranging review set out in the Green Paper "Planning—Delivering a Fundamental Change".

The Deputy Prime Minister will issue a policy statement prior to the parliamentary summer recess setting out how we intend to take forward the reform agenda when it is ready.