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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had on maintaining the Christian community in the Middle East. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England continues to work alongside the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem to support the Christian community in Jordan, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. The Church also partners and engages with development and mission agencies working to support Christian communities overseas. Regular pilgrimage visits are made by parishes and dioceses of the Church of England, mainly to those holy sites that are not in conflict zones and which often involve meetings with local Christians</p><p><br>Westminster Abbey will be holding a special service on the 4th December at which His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will attend to offer encouragement to Christians throughout the region and to celebrate the contributions they make to their communities</p><p><br>The Archbishop of Canterbury made an official visit to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories in 2017, the primary purpose of which was to affirm the Christian community in the Holy Land, to identify and explore challenges relating to religious freedom and to give encouragement to St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. The Archbishop also met with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian politicians during his visit</p><p><br>During the November parliamentary recess I joined a small group of MPs on a regional visit to see for myself the challenges faced by the Christian community in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. We visited a number of projects that are funded or supported by the Anglican Church, including hospitals and schools. Speaking with the different communities gave a helpful perspective on the significant challenges to the daily lives and movements of people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christ Church College more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support is being provided to the dean of Christ Church college Oxford in his dispute with the college and cathedral authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 194169 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church is a complex institution and, uniquely in the Church of England, the Dean is also the head of an Oxford college. The complaint against the Dean is an internal matter for the college, and neither the Church Commissioners nor the wider Church of England have any role in that process. The Bishop of Oxford remains in close contact with the Dean and is monitoring the situation closely.</p><p>A statement made to the Oxford Diocesan Synod by the Bishop of Oxford can be read here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxford.anglican.org%2Fdiocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C01ffffa8bf48458a3c9008d653abccbc%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636788394678291856&amp;sdata=v2C5Jpb%2FhFT4NtBXBAD1safzCWsMYDrGihGiJQklAPM%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.oxford.anglican.org/diocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for John Howell more like this
1013179
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Charitable Donations more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church Commissioners have made of trends in the level of demand for charitable donations since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195133 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The underlying financial health of the Church of England’s parishes is a testament to the generosity of the commitment of congregations and local communities across the country. The most recent assessment of Church of England parish finances relate to 2016 when total giving to the 12,400 parishes was £3million more than the previous year. Between 2010 and 2016 total giving increased by 8.5%.</p><p /> <p>The figures also show that in 2016 Church of England parishes donated £46 million to supporting other charities working in the UK around the world, from foodbanks and local children's charities to international aid appeals.</p><p /> <p>Detailed figures for giving and charitable donations can be found in the 2016 Parish Finances Statistics here: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/2016ParishFinanceStatistics.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/2016ParishFinanceStatistics.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:17:27.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:17:27.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church Commissioners receive from Her Majesty's Government to enable them to maintain (a) redundant and (b) under-utilised churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195134 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners receive no direct Government support for maintaining redundant or under-utilised churches.</p><p> </p><p>The Church Commissioners and DCMS provide financial support for the Churches Conservation Trust, which cares for redundant churches of special architectural significance, and for which no suitable alternative use can be found. The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2016, (which can be found here: <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738</a>) sets out the basis of Government funding from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2016 to 31<sup>st</sup> March 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:19:29.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Deidre Brock more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Bats more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on changes to planning regulations that could increase the supply of places suitable for bat roosts and reduce the incidence of bats roosting in churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 407 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Following the General Election the Church Commissioners plan to seek an early meeting with the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding changing the regulations on bat roosts. In recent years the Church of England has seen increased numbers of bats using church buildings as roosts. This increased usage of our church buildings by bats for roosting is causing considerable strain on the parish communities and volunteers who maintain the parish churches alongside the great expense in cleaning and restoration of items of great religious, cultural and historic significance. In extreme cases the presence of bats is preventing the building being used for worship or by its wider community.</p><p>The Church of England is working alongside Natural England on a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund bid which will seek to provide physical and long lasting solutions for the worst affected churches and create a wider support network for those with smaller or transient bat populations. Both St . Margaret of Antioch, Wellington and St Mary’s Church, Pembridge in my Hon Friend’s constituency have faced significant problems with bat populations. Both churches are part of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid and have already installed mitigation measures. We hope the bid for support will be successful and that this might then be able to bring some relief to churches across the country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T10:42:20.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T10:42:20.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
348080
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Clergy: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many members of the clergy in each of the last 10 years have been women. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 734 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The most recent statistics available on the number of women in ordained ministry in the Church of England can be found in the table below. These figures combine all clergy who are full time or part time stipendiary clergy and those who are self-supporting clergy. Although more recent figures are not yet available, the general trend is towards an increase in women training for ordained ministry and the Church of England has most recently appointed three women as bishops who are:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The Bishop of Gloucester, the Rt Revd Rachel Treweek,</p></li><li><p>The Bishop of Stockport, Rt Revd Elizabeth Lane,</p></li><li><p>And the Bishop of Hull, Rt Revd Alison White.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Female</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Male</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>3,650</p></td><td><p>7,725</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>3,575</p></td><td><p>7,843</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>3,535</p></td><td><p>8,087</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>3,401</p></td><td><p>8,257</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>3,414</p></td><td><p>8,531</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>3,268</p></td><td><p>8,645</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>3,119</p></td><td><p>8,785</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2,986</p></td><td><p>8,936</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>2,654</p></td><td><p>8,852</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:31:11.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:31:11.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Clergy: LGBT People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what statistics the Church Commissioners collect on the number of LGBT men and women in the clergy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 735 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The National Church Institutions of the Church of England do not maintain a record of the number of LGBT clergy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:33:24.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:33:24.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Solar Power more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proposals the Church Commissioners have received to allow community energy generation using church roofs for solar panels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 3028 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The General Synod of the Church of England is committed to the whole Church reducing its carbon footprint. One strategy which is proving popular in local communities is for the Church to use solar installations on its roof to generate energy for the benefit of the surrounding community.</p><p>Examples where community generation is working well can be found in St John's Church, Old Trafford and St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton where both churches are part of an energy cooperative. The Church of England is committed to environmental action and finding creative solutions to reduce the energy demands of its own buildings, more detailed advice can be found at <a href="http://www.churchcare.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.churchcare.co.uk</a></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T13:17:47.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T13:17:47.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Solar Power more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support she is providing to churches for the installation of PV panels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 2916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England’s Church Buildings Division offers advice and support to churches across the country who are seeking to generate energy from their roof. While this may not be appropriate for all sites there are a growing number of listed church buildings, currently over 200, who have successfully managed to install solar panels. One of the best examples of the use of solar panels is the 10th century All Saints Church in Wing, Buckinghamshire which has installed solar panels on the nave and south aisle roofs. More detailed advice can be found at <a href="http://www.churchcare.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.churchcare.co.uk</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T13:12:53.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T13:12:53.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Bill Wiggin more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Church of England: Peterborough more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners plan to dispose of land for residential development at (a) Paston Reserve and (b) Norwood in Gunthorpe, Peterborough; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 3389 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood. Both sites are allocated as residential urban extension sites in Peterborough City Council’s adopted Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Documents. It is the Commissioners’ intention, over the long term, to make these sites available to facilitate the delivery of housing and other infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>Paston Reserve currently has planning permission for 1,050 houses, local facilities (including a primary school), open space and other infrastructure. Development of the first residential phase started on site in 2014, and comprises 87 houses. The first houses on site were sold by the developer, Keepmoat, in early 2015. Discussions in regard to a second phase of development are currently underway.</p><p>With respect to Norwood, the Commissioners worked with the local planning authority through the development plan process, which saw the site’s allocation for 2,300 new houses, and are committed to bringing forward the land for development. Pre-application work is currently being progressed with the other landowners across the site and initial discussions have been had with Peterborough City Council about the site’s delivery and potential timescales for an outline planning application.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T09:52:30.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T09:52:30.033Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Stewart Jackson more like this