HL Deb 03 July 1981 vol 422 cc419-20

3 Clause 4, page 3, line 40, leave out ("subsections shall be inserted after") and insert ("paragraph shall be inserted after paragraph (c) of")

4 Clause 4, page 3, line 43, at end insert— ("(cc) in the case of an application for planning permission for development consisting of the winning and working of minerals by underground mining operations, a certificate stating—

  1. (i) that the applicant has given the requisite notice of the application to such one or more of the persons mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection as are specified in the certificate, and setting out of the names of those persons, the addresses at which notice of the application was given to them respectively, and the date of service of each such notice;
  2. (ii) that there is no person mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection whom the applicant knows to be such a person and whose name and address is known to the applicant but to whom he has not given the requisite notice of the application; and
  3. (iii) that he has compiled with subsection (2A) of this section and when he did so;".

(2) The following subsections shall be inserted after that subsection:—".).

Lord Bellwin

My Lords, with the leave of the House, I beg to move Amendments Nos. 3 and 4 and at the same time speak briefly to Amendment No. 7. Section 27 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 imposes requirements relating to the notification of planning applications to owners and agricultural tenants. Doubts have arisen about how these requirements should be operated and their practicability in the case of applications relating to underground mining, where the workings may extend under several square miles of land. We have concluded that in such cases it is unreasonable to expect the applicant to serve individual notices on every landowner who may be affected, and that the posting of public notices in every parish or community within which any part of the land is situated is a reasonable alternative procedure. The amendment makes provision for this alternative procedure to be followed in the case of planning applications for underground mining operations. I beg to move, that this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said amendments.—(Lord Bellwin.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.