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Houses (Extensions)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will place in the Library a copy of the document ontaining the latest policy proposals on the building of domestic extensions which were agreed to at a recent meeting between officials of his Department and representatives of local government associations.

The purpose of the meeting last month, which my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction and I held with the local authority associations, was to hear the association's views on the proposals contained in the consultation letter sent out by the Department last July, a copy of which I have placed in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is considering any proposals for the relaxation of regulations controlling the building of extensions to domestic premises.

Yes. Some amendments to the Town and Country Planning General Development Orders 1973 to 1976 are currently being considered.