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Rural Planning

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he has yet reached a decision on the recommendations of the Cockcroft committee on rural planing in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

The Government's response to the report of the committee to review rural planing policy is being published today, and copies of this statement and a new rural planning policy document have been placed in the Library.The new policy will meet many of the recommendations made by the committee and in future it wil be easier to obtain planning permission for a single house in most areas of Northern Ireland.