§ Sir P. Rawlinson
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in view of the fact that the site lies within the green belt and of traffic and amenity objections, on what grounds he has directed the Surrey County Council to establish a caravan site at College Road, Epsom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Silkin
My right hon. Friend has not directed the county council to establish a caravan site. He has directed that it should proceed with its own proposal for a site, following an objection to him from the Epsom and Ewell Borough Council under Section 8 of the Caravan Sites Act 1968. This direction does not override the normal planning procedures.