§ Sir John Page
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the planning and environmental issues arising over the conversion of smaller terraced and semi-detached houses into two fiats.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The division of houses into flats can often make a useful contribution to the supply of dwellings. Guidance on the planning issues raised — principally, traffic and parking — is contained in paragraph 9 and 10 of development control policy note 2, which should be read with paragraph 14 of annex 1 to Circular 22/80.