(2) with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 17 October 2007, Official Report, column 1338W, on planning: agriculture, in respect of which local plans, broken down by Government Office region, the Secretary of State has made a direction under paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to not save a local plan policy of protecting the best and most versatile agricultural land since October 2007.
Local planning authorities apply to the Secretary of State where they consider it necessary for the Secretary of State to save policies under paragraph 1(3) of schedule 8 to the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. In the following cases the Secretary of State declined to save a policy relating to agricultural land:
Northamptonshire County Council Waste Local Plan
Buckinghamshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan
Milton Keynes Minerals Local Plan