HC Deb 12 March 1980 vol 980 cc609-10W
Mr. Forrester

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make regulations requiring all firms which materially change the purpose for which a warehouse is used, namely, changing the contents from food to inflammable chemicals, to notify the local authority and emergency services of such change of use and the likely quantity of materials to be stored.

Mr. Fox

When there is a material change of use for which planning permission is required firms should apply to the local planning authority. We have no proposals at present to change the requirements.