§ 27. Mr. Tim Smith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to call in any planning applications for the provision of motorway service areas on the M25.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Under the procedures for Crown development, as set out in my Department's circular 18/84, where the relevant local planning authority objects to what is proposed, the issue would normally come before me for decision. Where, however, the local planning authority does not object, the matter would not normally come to me for decision unless there were other objections which580W the developing Department considered were of such substance that it would be appropriate for me to make the decision.