§ 22. Mr. Bagier
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, in considering planning applications concerning the disposal of railway-owned land, he will encourage local authorities to develop land adjacent to railway stations as municipal bus stations or car parks.
§ Mr. Mellish
In deciding a planning application the local planning authority or the Minister on appeal can only consider the development proposed. But my right hon. Friend has just sent to every planning authority a bulletin on car parking which includes advice about integrating parking and public transport facilities.
§ Mr. Bagier
Is my hon. Friend aware that his decision will be welcomed by those who are interested in integrated transport for the future? His indication that railway land in close proximity to existing railway stations ought to be used for this purpose will also be welcomed.