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Village Halls: Planning Permission

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 908068, tabled on 10 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the planning permission required for the sale and development of village halls; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

16 March 2015

National policy makes clear that planning should promote the retention of community facilities, including meeting places such as village halls. As well as empowering villages to create neighbourhood plans, we have introduced the Community Right to Bid to help protect Assets of Community Value such as village halls.

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