§ 21. Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he intends to submit to Parliament proposals to amend the general development order.
§ Mr. Chapman
I appreciate that the arguments are finely balanced on whether more minor development proposals ought to be taken out of the development control procedures. However, if my right hon. Friend decides against excluding more minor proposals, will he bring forward speedier and simpler procedures for dealing with such minor development proposals?
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
As the Government, on several occasions, have expressed the view—rightly, I believe—that non-conforming development in residential areas can be a good thing, will they look very carefully at the general development order and recognise the effect that small industrial extensions can have on neighbours?