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Volume 462: debated on Monday 25 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department will publish a summary of responses to its consultation on the Town and Country (General Permitted Development) Order 1995; and if she will make a statement. (125159)

The Department consulted last year on proposals to improve the procedure for making article 4 directions to help address the problems that occur with the subdivision of rural land by enabling local planning authorities to bring directions into force more quickly; and to control the demolition of sports buildings by removing permitted development rights.

We received a large number of responses some of which raise complex issues. We expect to publish a summary of responses in July.