§ Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to bring intensive livestock buildings, regardless of size or location, within the control of local town planning authorities; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The Government have proposed to amend the General Development Order in this and other respects, in a paper issued for public consultation on 23 January 1984. Copies were placed in the Library. The paper includes proposals for full planning control over the development of livestock buildings in the vicinity of residential and similar property. We are currently considering the responses to the consultation exercise and their implications in detail.