HC Deb 03 March 1981 vol 1000 cc100-1W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what new exemptions he proposes to introduce for householders 10 exempt them from the need for planning permission for extensions to their homes; and where these exemptions will not apply.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. Friend laid before Parliament on 27 February two statutory instruments made under the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, implementing the Government's proposals to relax planning controls over minor development. These are the Town and Country Planning General Development (Amendment) Order 1981 (SI 1981/245) and the Town and Country Planning (National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Conservation Areas) Special Development Order 1981 (SI 1981/246). The orders come into operation on 1 April 1981. Copies are available at the Vote Office.