HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc684-5W
Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current membership of his Environmental Board; and which of its members have practical experience of working as a contractor or developer rather than as a professional such as an architect, planner or surveyor.

Mr. Freeson:

The current membership of the Environmental Board is as follows:


Sir Robert Marshall, K.C.B., M.B.E.—Chairman, National Water Council.

Deputy Chairman

W. Burns, C.B., C.B.E., D.Sc., M.Eng., P.P.R.T.P.I., M.I.C.E.—Deputy Secretary and Chief Planner Department of the Environment.


K. T. Barnett—Deputy Secretary, Housing Department of the Environment.

F. E. Cleary, M.B.E., F.R.I.C.S.—Chairman, Haslemere Estates Limited.

E. S. P. Evans, Dip.T.P., F.R.T.P.I.—City Planning Officer, City of Liverpool.

Professor P. G. Hall, F.R.G.S.—Professor and Head of Department of Geography, University of Reading.

P. J. Harrop—Deputy Secretary, Environmental Protection, Department of the Environment.

W. D. Lacey, C.B., C.B.E., F.R.I.B.A., M.R.T.P.I.—Director General, Design Services Property Services Agency, Department of the Environment.

F. Lloyd Roche, Dip.Arch., A.R.I.B.A.— General Manager, Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

Professor Peter Shepheard, C.B.E., B.Arch., P.P.R.I.B.A., F.R.T.P.I., P.P.I.L.A.—Partner, Shepheard, Epstein & Hunter, Architects, Town Planners and Landscape Architects.

D. Sugden, M.I.C.E., M.I.Struct.E.—Arup Associates, Architects, Engineers and Quantity Surveyors.

Miss P. R. Tindale—Director, Housing Development, Department of the Environment.

Sir Hugh Wilson, O.B.E., P.P.R.I.B.A.Dist., T.P., F.R.T.P.I.—Senior Partner, Hugh Wilson & Lewis Womersley, Chartered Architects and Town Planners.

Mr. F. E. Cleary has practical experience as a developer.

Mr. Michael Latham

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the programme of work of his Environmental Board since the publication of its first report; and with what projects or fields of study it is currently involved.

Mr. Freeson:

Since publication of its first report, the Environmental Board has concentrated on infill development and new industrial development. Currently, the Board is concerned with aesthetic control, environmental education, the promotion of examples of good environmental practice, and developing its ideas on the management and maintenance of the built environment.