§ 89. Mr. Hastings
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what precise instructions have been sent to local authorities to encourage them to investigate the use of all waste land for development purposes before inroads are made into green belt or agricultural land.
§ Mr. Rippon
No precise instructions to this effect have been given. But the Department Circular 102/72 reminded local planning authorities of the general need to safeguard green belts and good agricultural land when releasing land for housing.