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Motorway Service Areas

Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned as to the extent to which motorway service areas contribute to pollution of the environment resulting from (i) noise, (ii) litter, (iii) illumination of the night sky and (iv) atmospheric degradation from fuel emissions and to the loss of amenity caused by their development on green belt land; and if he will make a statement. [38352]

None. Since deregulation of the provision of motorway service areas in 1992, it is for private developers to provide an environmental statement for consideration by the local planning authority together with any application for planning permission for a proposed motorway service area.