§ 65. Sir H. Munro-Lucas-Tooth
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that certain local planning authorities are asking applicants for development permission to make a so-called voluntary payment towards the cost of additional public parking; and whether he will draw the attention of local authorities to the illegality of this procedure.267W
§ 66. Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware of the attempt by local authorities, notably at Devizes, Wiltshire, Bridgwater, Somerset, and Dunstable, Bedfordshire, to extract money from planning applicants in respect of car parks as a condition of planning permission being granted; and, in view of the fact that this practice is illegal, whether he will take steps to ensure that it ceases forthwith.
§ Mr. MacColl
It has been made clear as recently as last December when I answered a Question on the subject by my hon. Friend the Member for Cambridge (Mr. Robert Davies) that no payment of money or other consideration can be required as a condition of granting planning permission.