HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 c611W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the areas of outstanding natural beauty and the areas of great, or high, landscape value.

Mr. McElhone

Ninety-six areas of great landscape value have been defined in approved development plans for the purpose of development control, but without the statutory status of areas of outstanding natural beauty in England and Wales. They are not described by name and cannot conveniently be listed.

A new framework for landscape designation in Scotland is now being developed in consultation with the Countryside Commission for Scotland.