HC Deb 03 February 1970 vol 795 cc81-2W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that frequently promises are made to residents on the basis of which planning permission is subsequently granted by local authorities for quarrying to take place, and that these promises are subsequently broken without penalty to the contractor; if he will introduce legislation to give the planning authorities greater control over broken promises in applications; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Skeffington

If a legal obligation is dishonoured, local planning authorities have the power to proceed against the developer. Local planning authorities have power, within limits, to create those legal obligations by specifying conditions under which development can take place. I do not think new legislation is needed, but I will, of course, look at any special problem.