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Country Structure Plans

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to seek to ensure adherence by county councils to structure plans evolved following public consultation.

In considering planning applications, local planning authorities must have regard to the structure plan and any local plans together with other material considerations. It is for county councils to keep their structure plans under review, and to propose alterations as necessary.


asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the level of development for its structure plans for counties in southern England during the last three months.

I have received a number of such representations. Where these relate to structure plan alterations submitted but not yet approved, I shall consider them carefully before taking a final decision.