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Mr B E J Smith (Printing Business)

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will explain in detail why his Department has objected to the application of Mr. B. E. J. Smith, a disabled person of 231 Liverpool Road, Rufford, Ormskirk, to continue with his printing business at the above premises; and if he will reconsider his decision.

My Department was one of a number of bodies to which the West Lancashire district council, as local planning authority, referred Mr. Smith's application to continue his printing business in a garage at the rear of his home. Unlike the planning authority, my consideration is confined to the effect of the development on the trunk road, hence the view conveyed to the planning authority that the continuance of the printing business would be detrimental to the safety and free flow of traffic on the trunk road.In the light of the information that the West Lancashire district council, after considering all the planning aspects of the situation, would wish to grant permission, I have reconsidered my decision and no longer oppose the proposal.