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Planning Controls

Volume 208: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what action is being taken following the recommendation by the House of Commons Environment Committee concerning the harmonisation of planning control above and below low watermark;(2) if he will consider extending local authority planning control to the 12-nautical mile limit of territorial waters.

In its second report of last Session, the Environment Select Committee made several recommendations on the issue of harmonising landward planning control and seaward regulations as far as the 12-nautical mile limit of territorial waters. We are considering the report and will respond in due course.