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Planning Applications

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in respect of each of the last 10 years, what was the number of public inquiries held to consider appeals against refusals, or deemed refusals, of local authorities to grant planning permission; how many of the public inquiries resulted in planning permissions being allowed by him; and how many of these planning permissions were allowed contrary to the recommendations of the inspectors conducting the relevant inquiries.

Information is not available in the form requested. The following table gives details derived from appeals decided in each of the last 10 years:he expects to announce his decision about the Birch Green site in Skelmersdale new town.

We hope to write to the development corporation shortly about the Birch Green housing site.