HL Deb 02 August 1982 vol 434 c676WA
Baroness Fisher of Rednal

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that, when giving planning approval for private hospitals which has been subject to appeal, sufficient consideration is given to the location of the chimney which is used for the disposal of hospital waste and to the detrimental effect which a wrong location can have on residential property in the vicinity.

The Earl of Avon

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is required by the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 to take all material considerations into account in reaching his decisions on Planning Appeals. Local Planning Authorities have the same statutory obligations in deciding the planning applicatons with which they deal.