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Land Protection

Volume 593: debated on Monday 12 October 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What steps they are taking to promote the co-ordination and consistency of land protection measures and policy in the interests of the environment, recreation and the countryside. [HL3321]

Protection of land from inappropriate development is provided for by the land use planning system. National planning policy in England in respect of protection of the countryside is set out in Planning Policy Guidance Notes 2 (green belts), 7 (the countryside) and 9 (nature conservation) and guidance is similarly issued in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.