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Structure Plans

Volume 934: debated on Monday 27 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has announced his decision

Structure PlanDate of SubmissionProposed date for start of Examination in Public
Buckinghamshire CC2nd February 197727th September 1977
Humberside CC4th March 19776th September 1977
Suffolk CC10th March 19778th November 1977
Bedfordshire CC19th March 197722nd November 1977
Norfolk CC21st March 197724th January 1978
Cheshire CC2nd May 1977November 1977
Derbyshire CC2nd May 197724th January 1978

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will identify the specific geographical areas within their counties for which the four county councils listed in the reply by the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Barnett) of 24th January have not yet submitted structure plans.

County Planning Authority and Geographical area

  • Cleveland CC: The borough of Hartlepool.
  • Hampshire CC: Those parts of the administrative county of Hampshire not covered by the South Hampshire Structure Plan.
  • Hereford and Worcester CC: The city of Worcester.
  • Leicestershire CC: The district of Rutland.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, pursuant to the reply of the hon. Member for Greenwich (Mr. Barnett) to the hon. Member for Melton on 24th January, the three county councils involved have adhered to the timetable for altering their structure plans; and what progress has been made to date.

The Warwickshire County Council and the West Midlands County Council have submitted proposals for the alteration of the Warwickshire on any of the 16 structure plans which were with his Department on 24th January; if so, on which; and to what effect.

The structure plan for South Hampshire was approved, with modifications, on 10th March 1977.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many of the 36 planning authorities which had not submitted their structure plans to him by 24th January have since done so; which they are; and what dates have been set for the examination in public.

Seven. The list is as follows:and Coventry structure plans covering the matters reserved when those plans were approved by my right hon. Friend in 1975. It is proposed that these alterations should be examined in public very early in 1978 together with more detailed parts of the Warwickshire structure plan submitted for the areas of Nuneaton/ Bedworth, Warwick /Leamington Spa/ Kenilworth and Rugby.I understand that proposals for the alteration of the structure plans for the former counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire, which were approved in 1975 and 1976 respectively, subject to reservations on transport, are expected to be submitted by the present county council late this year.