§ Mr. John Page
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will introduce legislation to make it compulsory for public notices describing the size and type of development for which planning applications are being made to be posted on the relative sites four weeks before such applications may be considered by the appropriate planning authority.173W
§ Mr. MacColl
No. The law already requires the prior advertisement of certain proposals for development such as sewage works and refuse tips. Other proposals may be advertised by the local planning authority at their discretion. A requirement to post notices, however innocuous the development proposed, would only add further complications to what is already a complicated and time consuming procedure.