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West Yorkshire Structure Plan

Volume 79: debated on Friday 24 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what timetable for the consultation and examination procedure would be appropriate in order to enable him to approve first alterations to the west Yorkshire structure plan prior to the proposed abolition of the metropolitan counties.

The time taken to process submitted alterations to approved structure plans varies according to the extent and complexity of the alterations and the weight of objections. In the case, of the alterations to the west Yorkshire structure plan, my right hon. Friend's preliminary view was that there was unlikely to be time to complete the various steps required to process the alterations before 1 April 1986.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to announce his decision on whether to invoke his powers under section 6(1) of the Local Government (Interim Provisions) Act 1984 to defer consideration of the submitted alterations to the west Yorkshire structure plan.