Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Press Notice

Session 2005-06  31 January 2006



The Committee has resolved to carry out an inquiry into the Government’s proposals to introduce a planning gain supplement, with particular reference to the following issues:

• The factors which should be taken into account in determining the rate of the supplement and the level at which it should be set

• How the supplement  should reflect subsequent uses such as social housing

• How the revenue from the supplement should be distributed and appropriate uses

• Whether and, if so, how the planning gain supplement should be used to encourage development of brownfield sites

• The potential impact of the supplement on s106 arrangements negotiated through the planning system

The Committee invites written evidence on the points above and other relevant topics by Monday 27th February. The Government is carrying out its own consultation on its proposals for a Planning Gain Supplement. Written evidence to our inquiry should address particularly the issues above but any submission made to the ODPM, should be included with this evidence.

Witnesses who wish their evidence to be treated in confidence should contact the Committee clerk in advance. It should also be noted that decisions about who to call for oral evidence are likely to be taken on the basis of evidence received by this date.[The form which such evidence should take is set out below B please note in particular that wherever possible it should be submitted by e-mail or on disk].

Oral evidence sessions will be arranged and will be announced in due course.

Contact: Ian Hook, Committee Assistant 020 7 219 4972/


Written evidence should if possible be submitted in an electronic format, either on disk or preferably by e-mail. It should be in MS Word or Rich Text format.  Your written evidence must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. It should also be clear who the submission is from.  If sent by e-mail it should be sent to If sent by post it should be sent to The Clerk of the Committee, ODPM Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. Witnesses submitting handwritten memoranda are respectfully requested to take particular care that submissions are legible.

Detailed guidance on the submission of evidence to the ODPM Committee can be found here:

Alternatively, please call on 020 7219 4972 to request a copy by post or email.

Further details of the Committee, including its current membership, can be found on the Committee's homepage at  Information about the Committee can also be obtained from 020 7219 4972.