§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list circulars to local authorities which have been issued by his Department since the enactment of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 concerning the powers which local planning authorities have under section 29(1) of that Act.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
General advice on what is a material planning consideration is contained in Development Control Policy Note No. 1, issued by the Department under cover of circular 23/69 in March 1969, and on the use of conditions in planning permissions in the Department's circular 5/68 issued in February 1968. Advice on material planning considerations and conditions in relation to particular subjects is also contained in circulars and policy notes dealing with those subjects.
§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) in how many instances since the enactment of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 his Department has been required to give evidence to any court hearing on questions of interpretation of section 29(1) of that Act;
(2) on how many instances since the enactment of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 his Department has been required to determine an appeal against the refusal of planning permission by a local planning authority for a proposed development, on the basis that the development did not make provision for access for disabled persons to a building or premises to which the public have access.