To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities in England have completed a local plan.
12 June 2018
In the 14 years since the current plan making regime was introduced, 280 authorities have adopted a plan with 58 authorities yet to adopt. Of the 58 authorities yet to adopt a plan, 34 have submitted a plan that is now at examination, 6 have published a plan ahead of examination and 18 are yet to publish. Having an out of date plan is not an option and we will, when necessary, intervene to ensure that plans are put in place, so that communities are not disadvantaged by unplanned growth.