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Conservation Areas

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy towards making it obligatory for planning authorities, when considering applications for developments inside conservation areas, to consult with local preservation societies and similar groups with an interest in the area concerned.

Local planning authorities have been encouraged by my Department to arrange for publicity to be given to proposals that would significantly affect the amenities of any area. For proposals that would affect the character or appearance of a conservation area there are already statutory requirements for a site notice and advertisement in a local newspaper.