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Temporary Land Use (General Development Order)

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning a review of the general development order for the temporary uses of land for tented camping sites, helicopter landing sites and one-day markets; and if he will make a statement.

From time to time I receive representations about these and other temporary uses of land permitted by the general development order, and I consider them carefully. However, the Government's general aim is to reduce planning controls, and there would need to be firm evidence that any particular permitted use was causing widespread concern before an amendment to the order could be justified.