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Electric Cables: Planning Permission

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to issue planning guidance on (a) the building of new homes and schools within 60 metres of high voltage power lines and (b) the building of new power lines within 60 metres of homes. (139882)

Government have sought advice from the Health Protection Agency on the recently published report by the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields. Government are considering the implications of the report's conclusions and recommendations and will respond in due course.