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Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to assist local markets to remain in operation, with particular reference to Peterborough city market; and if he will make a statement. 
Jim Fitzpatrick: Government policy is supportive of local markets. For example, paragraph 2.27 of Planning Policy Statement 6: Planning For Town Centres recognises the valuable contribution they can make to local choice and diversity in shopping as well as the vitality of town centres and to the rural economy.
Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what percentage of planning applications were (a) refused, (b) appealed and (c) granted an appeal in each local authority in each of the last five years. 
Yvette Cooper: The information is published annually in table 2.3 of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Development Control Statistics, England". Copies are also available in the Library of the House (except the electronic-only editions from 200203) and all are available on the ODPM website. The full series is accessible from: http://www.odpm.gov.uk/index.asp?id=1161426.
Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the costs to each local authority were as a consequence of refusing planning applications that were subsequently granted on appeal in each of the last five years. 
Yvette Cooper: The costs to a local authority of losing an appeal which it would not have had to respond to if it had allowed the application in the first place could only be calculated by the local authority. Therefore, the information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The Planning Inspectorate do not record individual costs awards against each local authority but they do record and publish summary statistics. In 200405 there were 338 awards against local planning authorities in England out of a total of 1,337 costs decisions. 37 per cent. of appellants that made an application for an award of costs were successful compared to 51 per cent. of local planning authority applications.
Yvette Cooper: The following table shows the total number of planning appeals in England determined by the Planning Inspectorate for the calendar years 2001 to 2005 together with the number allowed and percentage of appeals allowed.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) date and (b) subject matter was of each of his Department's (i) circulars and (ii) statements on planning and climate change policy sent to local and regional planning authorities in (A) 2003, (B) 2004 and (C) 2005. 
|2005||PPS1||Delivering Sustainable Development|
|2005||PPS9||Biodiversity and Geological Conservation|
|2005||PPS25 (draft)||Development and Flood Risk (at consultation)|
|2004||PPS11||Regional Spatial Strategies|
|2004||PPS12||Local Development Frameworks|
In addition, in 2004 the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, together with the Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly Government published for the information of planners and local authorities in Great Britain an overview of current thinking and the state of knowledge in the subject. This overview, The Planning Response to Climate ChangeAdvice on Better Practice", had been prepared by CAG Consultants of London and Oxford Brookes university.
Yvette Cooper [holding answer 13 February 2006]: Interim 2002 based projections of additional households up to 2021 are published on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's website (http://www.odpm.gov.uk/embeddedobject.asp?id=l156104). These show the number of additional households projected to form on the basis of the 2002 based population projections. For England about 190,000 additional households per year are projected between 2001 and 2021.
Since 2000, Objective 1 South Yorkshire has invested almost £700 million in the South Yorkshire region, almost 80 per cent. of which has related to South Yorkshire-wide projects for the benefit of all local authority districts and people in the sub-region. This has resulted in the creation of over 17,000 jobs, support to over 7,000 existing businesses and the provision of skills and learning opportunities to over 150,000 people in the area.
Some small aspects of the programme are targeted on particular communities. In this respect, Doncaster is expected to receive something in the region of £12 million of European funds between 2000 and 2008 which will be matched by national funding programmes, making a total investment of around £25 million. We would estimate that around half of this will relate specifically to communities in the north of the borough, including areas such as, Highfields, Bentley, Thorne and Moorends and Stainforth.
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Yvette Cooper: Regional assemblies are required, prior to approval of central Government grant, to agree business plans setting out key activities supported by grant. Before individual grant payments are approved assemblies are required to submit a report on progress in the preceding claim period.
Yvette Cooper: The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has made provisions to cover estimated initial annual running costs of approximately £1 million. Final costs will, of course, be dependent on the precise size of the unit and its location.
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