Jonathan Lord – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Communities and Local Government

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jonathan Lord on 2016-02-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of brownfield land.

Brandon Lewis

We are creating a £2 billion long term housing development fund to unlock housing on brownfield land. We will also require local authorities in England to maintain registers of brownfield land that is suitable for housing. In addition we are consulting on whether it would be beneficial to strengthen national planning policy on the development of brownfield land for housing. The consultation closes on 22 February.