HC Deb 27 April 1983 vol 41 c334W
Mr. Renton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what the current mechanisms are for the restriction of growth in popular country areas such as mid-Sussex; and whether he is satisfied with their operation.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The county council is responsible for drawing up the structure plan in which the competing demands for the use of land — including agriculture, conservation and additional development — are reconciled. These plans are approved by my right hon. Friend and their policies reflected in local plans. I am satisfied that in general these arrangements are satisfactory.