§ Mrs. Renee Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment to whom he has sent copies of his draft circular outlining plans to lift planning controls and to speed up planning applications; if he will send a copy to any other bodies concerned with planning matters which may request a copy; and if he will send one to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, North-East.
§ Mr. Fox
Copies have already been sent to the local authority associations and the Royal Fine Art Commission of a circular which it is proposed to issue on development control. The circular will not take any development out of planning control; its aim will be to expedite planning decisions while ensuring a proper balance in assessing the economic and environmental implications of proposals.
Wider circulation of the particular draft circular is not proposed, but if any particular organisation wishes to see it, a copy will be sent to them. A copy is being sent to the hon. Member.
§ Mrs. René e Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report the details of the circular sent to local authority associations outlining plans to lift planning controls and to speed up planning applications.