HC Deb 28 March 1973 vol 853 c320W
61. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, as part of his measures to make more land available for housing and allow citizens a better chance to live where they desire, he will urge local planning committees to revise rigid limitations on the extent of development of many villages and small towns.

Mr. Channon

My right hon. and learned Friend is not yet in a position to announce the Government's further proposals for making more building land available. He will however consider whether further advice to local authorities is needed on the issue raised by my hon. Friend.

76. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will issue a statement to local planning authorities asking them to make public details of land which would receive outline planning approval for housing within their areas and land which has already received such approval.

Mr. Channon

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to a similar Question to my hon. Friend the Member for Birmingham, Handsworth (Mr. Sydney Chapman) earlier today.