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Planning Controls (Inner Urban Areas)

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will encourage the relaxation of planning controls in inner urban areas to encourage industrial development.

In the Department's circular 71/77 about local government and the industrial strategy, we have encouraged local authorities to be sensitive to the needs of industrial development, drawing particular attention to the needs of inner urban areas.