§ 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.