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star this property date less than 2016-12-19more like thismore than 2016-12-19
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Sri Lanka: Human Rights more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the co-sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the 30th Session of the UN Human Rights Council held in October 2015, if he will make representations to the government of Sri Lanka to respect its commitments and allow international prosecutors to investigate allegations of violations of international humanitarian law in that country; and if he will encourage his international counterparts to make similar such representations. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 58271 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-01-12more like thismore than 2017-01-12
unstar this property answer text We welcomed the historic co-sponsorship by Sri Lanka of Resolution 30/1 at the UN Human Rights Council on 1 October 2015 committing it to reconciliation, accountability and the protection of human rights. While Sri Lanka has made progress against the commitments made in the resolution, much remains to be done. The High Commissioner for Human Rights will present his final progress report at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in March 2017. Our long standing position is that Sri Lanka should implement the commitments in Resolution 30/01, including its commitment to accountability. Ministers and senior officials have underlined the importance of Sri Lanka delivering in full on its UNHRC commitments in recent discussions with representatives of the Sri Lankan government and with our international partners. We have done so while recognising the scale of the challenge this represents and the importance of allowing time for credible, well thought out transitional justice mechanisms to be developed and implemented.
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-01-12T15:38:38.957Zmore like thismore than 2017-01-12T15:38:38.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Immigrants more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what account his Department takes of the Government's policy on immigration in its planning for future housing needs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117122 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>We recently consulted on standardising our approach to calculating local housing need. This calculation takes into account household projections.</p><p>These projections represent the most comprehensive, evidence based, understanding of future household formation, and accounts for a forecast fall in net migration.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T17:50:31.7Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T17:50:31.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-18more like thismore than 2017-10-18
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Airports: Planning more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to include protection for airfields in the National Planning Policy Framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 108384 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-24more like thismore than 2017-10-24
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework recognises the significant contribution that aviation makes to economic growth. It requires local authorities, when preparing their Local Plans, to take account of the role of airfields in meeting business, leisure, training and emergency service needs. Planning guidance supporting the Framework makes clear local authorities should consider the interconnectivity between airfields of different sizes and that they should have regard to the Aviation Policy Framework.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-10-24T10:07:33.687Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-24T10:07:33.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the General Aviation Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of how current planning guidance supports the Government's vision of the UK being the best place in the world for General Aviation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117145 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Planning Policy Framework expects local planning authorities, when preparing their Local Plans, to take account of the role of airfields in meeting business, leisure, training and emergency service needs.</p><p>The planning practice guidance supporting the Framework was strengthened in March 2015, following publication of the General Aviation Strategy, to make clear that aviation makes a significant contribution to economic growth across the country, including in relation to small and medium sized airports and airfields.</p><p>The guidance advises that local planning authorities should consider the interconnectivity between airfields of different sizes and that they should have regard to the Aviation Policy Framework.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T12:37:45.427Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T12:37:45.427Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department's policy on supporting the Green Belt has changed since his Department published its National Planning Policy Framework in 2012; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117028 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers recently reaffirmed the Government’s clear manifesto commitment to maintaining the strong protections for Green Belt, which are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Framework makes clear that a local authority may alter the shape of its Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances, using the Local Plan process. The Framework does not define ‘exceptional circumstances’. However, in the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market</em>, we proposed that a local authority should be able to adjust a Green Belt boundary only when it demonstrates that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting its identified development needs<strong>,</strong> including:</p><p>- effective use of suitable brownfield land;</p><p>- the potential offered by under-used land;</p><p>- optimising the density of development; and</p><p>- exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.</p><p>We have been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible in 2018.</p><p>Since records began in 1997, Green Belt has continued to cover around 13 per cent of England, and overall we consider that national policy has successfully restrained urban sprawl. Where necessary, a local authority in consultation with the community can propose a Green Belt boundary change, as part of its Local Plan process, but the revised Plan is subject to rigorous, formal examination by a planning inspector before it is adopted.</p><p>The Framework is not law, but the law does require local authorities engaged in Plan-making to have regard to the Framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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117029 more like this
117030 more like this
117031 more like this
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less than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.157Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.157Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether local planning authorities can cite Green Belt restraints as a reason for not meeting housing targets under the Objectively Assessed Housing Need. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers recently reaffirmed the Government’s clear manifesto commitment to maintaining the strong protections for Green Belt, which are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Framework makes clear that a local authority may alter the shape of its Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances, using the Local Plan process. The Framework does not define ‘exceptional circumstances’. However, in the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market</em>, we proposed that a local authority should be able to adjust a Green Belt boundary only when it demonstrates that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting its identified development needs<strong>,</strong> including:</p><p>- effective use of suitable brownfield land;</p><p>- the potential offered by under-used land;</p><p>- optimising the density of development; and</p><p>- exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.</p><p>We have been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible in 2018.</p><p>Since records began in 1997, Green Belt has continued to cover around 13 per cent of England, and overall we consider that national policy has successfully restrained urban sprawl. Where necessary, a local authority in consultation with the community can propose a Green Belt boundary change, as part of its Local Plan process, but the revised Plan is subject to rigorous, formal examination by a planning inspector before it is adopted.</p><p>The Framework is not law, but the law does require local authorities engaged in Plan-making to have regard to the Framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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117028 more like this
117030 more like this
117031 more like this
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less than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.207Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the (a) regulations that apply to and (b) role in national planning of the Green Belt; and if he will make a statement? more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117030 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers recently reaffirmed the Government’s clear manifesto commitment to maintaining the strong protections for Green Belt, which are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Framework makes clear that a local authority may alter the shape of its Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances, using the Local Plan process. The Framework does not define ‘exceptional circumstances’. However, in the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market</em>, we proposed that a local authority should be able to adjust a Green Belt boundary only when it demonstrates that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting its identified development needs<strong>,</strong> including:</p><p>- effective use of suitable brownfield land;</p><p>- the potential offered by under-used land;</p><p>- optimising the density of development; and</p><p>- exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.</p><p>We have been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible in 2018.</p><p>Since records began in 1997, Green Belt has continued to cover around 13 per cent of England, and overall we consider that national policy has successfully restrained urban sprawl. Where necessary, a local authority in consultation with the community can propose a Green Belt boundary change, as part of its Local Plan process, but the revised Plan is subject to rigorous, formal examination by a planning inspector before it is adopted.</p><p>The Framework is not law, but the law does require local authorities engaged in Plan-making to have regard to the Framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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117028 more like this
117029 more like this
117031 more like this
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less than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.253Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.253Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-01more like thismore than 2017-12-01
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has plans to remove Green Belt status from land in order to meet its housing commitments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117031 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-06more like thismore than 2017-12-06
unstar this property answer text <p>Ministers recently reaffirmed the Government’s clear manifesto commitment to maintaining the strong protections for Green Belt, which are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. The Framework makes clear that a local authority may alter the shape of its Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances, using the Local Plan process. The Framework does not define ‘exceptional circumstances’. However, in the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market</em>, we proposed that a local authority should be able to adjust a Green Belt boundary only when it demonstrates that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting its identified development needs<strong>,</strong> including:</p><p>- effective use of suitable brownfield land;</p><p>- the potential offered by under-used land;</p><p>- optimising the density of development; and</p><p>- exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement.</p><p>We have been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible in 2018.</p><p>Since records began in 1997, Green Belt has continued to cover around 13 per cent of England, and overall we consider that national policy has successfully restrained urban sprawl. Where necessary, a local authority in consultation with the community can propose a Green Belt boundary change, as part of its Local Plan process, but the revised Plan is subject to rigorous, formal examination by a planning inspector before it is adopted.</p><p>The Framework is not law, but the law does require local authorities engaged in Plan-making to have regard to the Framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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117028 more like this
117029 more like this
117030 more like this
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less than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.313Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-06T17:46:37.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Belt more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has any plans to widen the duty to cooperate to include a requirement for councils to consider together the long-term strategic function of the Green Belt and not proceed only on a site by site basis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 117124 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
unstar this property answer text <p>Many areas of Green Belt cross local authority boundaries, and the creation or alteration of Green Belt has always been a strategic matter on which all local authorities involved liaise and work together. The National Planning Policy Framework clearly expects local authorities to ensure that Green Belt is consistent with the Local Plans of adjoining areas, and that Green Belt land continues to fulfil the purposes of Green Belt.</p><p>In the Housing White Paper, <em>Fixing our broken housing market,</em> we proposed that a local authority should be able to adjust a Green Belt boundary only when it can show that it has examined all other reasonable options for meeting identified development needs. These options are:</p><ul><li><p>making effective use of suitable brownfield sites and the opportunities offered by estate regeneration</p></li><li><p>the potential offered by land which is currently underused, including surplus public sector land where appropriate</p></li><li><p>optimising the proposed density of development</p></li><li><p>exploring whether other authorities can help to meet some of the identified development requirement</p></li></ul><p>My Department has been analysing the consultation responses on this proposed clarification, and will announce our conclusions as soon as possible in 2018, when we will also issue a revised National Planning Policy Framework.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T17:44:51.947Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T17:44:51.947Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Aviation more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 117145, on Aviation, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's guidance to local planning authorities on considering the interconnectivity between airfields of different sizes and having regard to the Aviation Policy Framework. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 118278 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-14more like thismore than 2017-12-14
unstar this property answer text <p>Local planning authorities must have regard to the National Planning Policy Framework, supported by our planning practice guidance, when preparing their Local Plan. The Framework and the guidance are also material considerations in planning decisions.</p><p>It is for local planning authorities to decide how they will apply the guidance in the particular circumstances of individual planning cases and in accordance with the development plan.</p><p>My Department is working closely with the Department for Transport in looking at issues relating to general aviation, including airfields.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
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less than 2017-12-14T12:22:22.403Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-14T12:22:22.403Z
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star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
star this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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