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National Parks (Planning Applications)

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 30 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to take account


Dove Point, Meols (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Pasture Road, Moreton (Incomplete Returns)Pass
New Brighton (Incomplete Returns)Fail
St. AnnesFail
Blackpool, (Squires Gate-South Shore)Fail
Blackpool, (South Shore-Central Pier)Fail
Blackpool, (Central Pier-North Shore)Fail
Blackpool, (North Shore-Cleveleys)Fail
Fleetwood PierFail
Heysham Half Moon BayFail
Morecambe, (West End Pool-Sandylands)Fail
Morecambe, (West End Pool-Leisure Park) Stone JettyFail
Morecambe, (Trinity House-Leisure Park) CentralFail
Morecambe, (Bare Pool-Trinity House Slipway) BareFail
Bardsea (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Walney Island, Biggar BankPass
Walney Island, Sandy GapPass
Walney Island, West ShoreFail
Roan HeadFail
Haverigg (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Silecroft (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Seascale (Incomplete Returns)Fail
St. Bees (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Allonby (Incomplete Returns)Fail
Silloth (Incomplete Returns)Fail

Northern Ireland Water Service

Benone (No Results Available)
Castlerock (No Results Available)
Ballycastle (No Results Available)
Brown's Bay (No Results Available)
Helen's Bay (No Results Available)
Crawfordsburn (No Results Available)
Bangor (Ballyholme)Fail
Millisle (No Results Available)
Cranfield (No Results Available)
Tyrella (No Results Available)

of the principles enunciated in the statement made by the Minister of State for Town and Country Planning in the House on 31 March 1949 on planning applications in national parks, known as the Silkin test, when considering the appeal for planning permission by Mercury Communications Limited to construct a telecommunications mast at Arncliffe wood, Beacon hill in the north York moors national park; and if he will make a statement.

The statement to which the hon. Member refers related to mineral working in national parks. Our policy on this was set out in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford, East (Mr. Norris) on 9 April 1987, at column 393–94. On other types of development, our policy is that development control policies should be more stringent in national parks than in the countryside generally. This is reflected in the relevant structure plans which have been approved by my right hon. Friend and which, with the general policy, must he taken into account in individual cases wherever they are material considerations. The appeal to which the hon. Member refers will be determined on its merits, having regard to all the material considerations.