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Structure Plans

Volume 171: debated on Friday 27 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied that the availability of adequate water resources is fully taken into account in the preparation of structure plans.

[holding answer 26 April 1990]: The memorandum accompanying Department of the Environment circular 22/84 explains that local authorities are required to have regard to the likely availability of resources when preparing structure plan proposals. This includes water resources, and local authorities will wish to consult the National Rivers Authority and water and sewerage undertakers during plan preparation. The explanatory memorandum accompanying structure plan proposals should include an indication of the assumptions made about the resources likely to be available for carrying out the plan's policies and proposals.