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Transport Services

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 4 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to ensure that in considering significant residential, commercial or industrial development his inspectors and local authorities only permit or recommend for his approval future development which is, or which will be, well placed for service by public transport.

The availabilty of public transport to serve new development may be a material consideration in deciding whether to grant planning permission, but the absence of such transport may not alone be a sufficient reason for refusing it.