HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc663-4W
72. Mr. Charles Wardle

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made with respect to environmentally sensitive areas.

Mr. Gummer

The first five environmentally sensitive areas in England were successfully launched on 1 March. We intend to invite applications in five new areas from 1 January 1988 and to expand the existing South Downs area. In the United Kingdom as a whole, eight areas have been designated and a further 11 are planned.

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