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Planning Applications

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the rules relating to the need to advertise planning applications.

My right hon. Friend receives representations from time to time advocating that a wider range of planning applications should be subject to statutory advertisement. I believe that the best approach is that the local planning authority should continue to have discretion to decide, for the great majority of applications, the extent of advertisement which is desirable in the individual case.