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Report to the Communities Secretary and to the Minister of Housing and Planning

S1. The Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) was established by the Communities Secretary, Greg Clark and the Minister of Housing and Planning, Brandon Lewis MP, in September 2015, with a remit to consider how local plan making can be made more efficient and effective.

S2. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides that “Local Plans should be the key to delivering sustainable development that reflects the vision and aspirations of local communities” but less than a third of the country has an up to date local plan. LPEG estimate that less than half of the Country’s housing needs are currently being provided for in local plans.

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