To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2018 to Question 130573 and Questions 117485, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including the increase in the housing supply in the Braintree District in Braintree District Council's latest five year supply of housing publication, dated 31 March 2018 as contributing towards the grounds for refusing the respective planning applications currently under consideration.
29 June 2018
The respective planning applications are still under consideration. The target date for determining the cases has been extended to 12 September 2018. This is to allow for consideration of new information which may be material to the determination of these applications and appeal.
The Secretary of State will take into account all relevant material considerations when reaching decisions on these cases.