HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 c683W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he has taken since 26th October 1977 to implement the recommendation of his Environmental Board that lengthy safeguarding of land for public development, including roads, should be reconsidered and reduced wherever possible to a foreseeable programme of action.

Mr. Freeson:

The White Paper"Policy for Roads: England 1978 ", Cmnd. 7132, announced a review of all schemes in the road programme including a reassessment of the timings. Other land for public development is safeguarded only when there is a firm expectation that development will take place.