HC Deb 21 July 1969 vol 787 cc257-8W
Mr. Hay

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will give the same opportunity to the residents of Henley-on Thames to make representations in respect of the proposals for improved street lighting as a planning authority gives in respect of a major planning application.

Mr. Marsh

The county council has consulted the local lighting authorities and the Royal Fine Arts Commission and is consulting a society representing local amenity. To superimpose at this stage a method of consultation purporting to have a statutory force that it did not have, would be both confusing and unhelpful.