§ 50. Sir C. Osborne
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the correct interpretation of the Planning Bulletin No. 7 respecting the voluntary payment of money in lieu of car parking accommodation, which is in dispute between the Town Clerk of Grimsby and the Grimsby Cleethorpes and District Building Trades Employees Association, correspondence on which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Louth.242W
§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend will shortly issue further guidance to local authorities which will reiterate the principle that no payment of money or other consideration can be required as a condition of granting planning permission. I will write to the hon. Member about the particular matter raised.
§ Sir G. Wills
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will reissue the advice given in Planning Bulletin No. 7 about contributions by developers towards the cost of parking spaces, in a modified and less equivocal form at an early date; and whether he will ensure, if contributions are still to be made, that these spaces are reasonably close to the premises which are being developed.
§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend will be issuing further guidance to local authorities shortly. If a contribution towards the cost of public car parking is appropriate in a particular case, he would expect local authorities to take into account all relevant considerations, including the distance between the development and the public car park.