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The secretary of state for the environment, transport and the regions, John Prescott, has decided that he should no...
The secretary of state for the environment, transport and the regions, John Prescott, has decided that he should not intervene in

the new structure plan for Gloucestershire. This leaves the way open

for Gloucestershire CC to adopt the plan, as they propose to do, on 17 November.

The Plan proposes 50,000 extra houses in the county during the period


The secretary of state considers that the council's proposals are

adequate to ensure that all households have access to a decent home.

He has noted the county council's commitment to working closely with

district councils to improve monitoring of housing provision in


He has also noted the figures released by the Office of National Statistics last December showing lower rates in population growth and by DETR on 19 October showing projected households to 2021, as factors which should be taken into account when managing the provision of housing in Gloucestershire.

The secretary of state attaches considerable importance to the need

to monitor the housing situation in Gloucestershire, in line with the

white paper 'Planning for the communities of the future'.

He has therefore written to Gloucestershire CC asking them to agree arrangements with the Government Office for the South West to monitor progress on housing provision, including the re-use of previously developed (brownfield) land, and the mix density and affordability of housing. He also expects the district councils to make rapid progress with their local plans.

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