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Planning Inquiries (Inspectors' Rulings)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will acknowledge as his departmental responsibility the situation arising when his inspector's ruling on a planning matter, which is designed to protect the environment, is overridden by a local authority, contrary to the clearly expressed wishes of the people living in the area concerned.

If the hon. Member will send me details, I shall see whether this is a matter for me.