HC Deb 23 November 1979 vol 974 cc387-8W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in the light of a recent decision reached at a public inquiry held in Rugby where two local authorities were at variance in a matter permitting general development outside a structural plan, he will revise planning requirements and allow district councils more control over planning matters which directly concern them.

Mr. Fox

My right hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government and Environmental Services has announced the Government's proposals for transferring some development control powers from counties to districts. He does not propose to make changes in the Secretary of State's policy on calling in for his own decision, where appropriate, proposals which depart from a structure plan.

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