§ Mr. Macfarlane
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his Department's policy towards calling in planning applications to develop facilities in excess of 10,000 square feet; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Tracey
The policy of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State is to be very selective about calling in applications for his decision, and in general he will do so only if planning issues of more than local importance are involved. In that context the size of the particular development might be a relevant factor, depending on the circumstances.