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Local Authorities: Planning Permission

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what circumstances an intention by a local planning authority to issue a temporary planning permission is called in by her Department; how many such call-ins have occurred since 1 January 2005; and if she will make a statement. (178163)

The Government's policy on calling-in planning applications, including those involving temporary planning permission, was set out by my right hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Central (Mr. Caborn) in reply to the former hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley (Bill Michie) on 16 June 1999, Official Report, column 138. Since 1 January 2005, there has been one planning application seeking temporary planning permission called in for determination by the Secretary of State.