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Planning Inquiries

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what instructions he has given, or intends to give, to his planning inspectors to ensure that their decisions in planning inquiries are cognisant of current ministerial speeches and statements on planning policy.

As a matter of course, the Department's planning inspectors are informed of all statements of policy which could be a material consideration in reaching decisions in planning cases.