§ Mr. David Reed
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether new town development corporations have a 375W statutory duty to inform residents of planning and other decisions; whether he is satisfied with current practice; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
The New Town Act, 1965, requires new town corporations to submit their development proposals for my right hon. Friend's approval, and requires him to consult the local planning authority. The corporation's master plan is in all cases published. It is for corporations to arrange local publicity as appropriate for individual proposals.