§ Sir D. Walker-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has yet concluded his consultation in regard to a standard national form for application for planning permissions ; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Graham Page
My right hon. and learned Friend has indicated in a recent circular (DOE Circular 142/73) that local government reorganisation will make it essential to have one form within county areas. There is general agreement with the local authority associations on this. It will be sensible to await the outcome of the review of development control by Mr. George Dobry, QC, before further discussions with the associations and professional, trade and other organisations on the scope for standard national forms.