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Planning Applications

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, pending the enactment of the Community Land Bill, it is his policy that local authorities should continue to determine planning applications along the lines recommended in Annex A to DOE Circular 122/73; and whether he will make a statement.

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said in an answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, West (Mrs. Taylor) on 27th January 1975—[Vol, 885, c. 44–5.]—the land proposals do not constitute a change in planning circumstances such as to affect the handling of planning applications. We look to local planning authorities to continue to consider applications in the usual way, and the advice contained in Annex A to Circular 122/73 is still relevant.