HC Deb 28 April 1986 vol 96 cc321-2W
Mr. Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will amend the general development order so that agricultural buildings cannot be erected within a sensitive conservation area without planning permission; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tracey

No. It is, however, open to local planning authorities to make directions under article 4 of the General Development Order (GDO) if they consider that agricultural or other buildings should not be erected in specific locations without specific permission. We announced on 26 March that we propose to introduce a new special development order to give all National Park Authorities in England and Wales discretion to require approval of the design, external appearance and siting of farm and forestry buildings and roads, where such development is carried out as permitted development under the GDO.