HC Deb 12 April 1988 vol 131 cc72-3W
Mr. Loyden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance has been issued to planning authorities in respect of the criteria to be applied in consideration of applications for regional shopping developments and their effect on existing shopping facilities; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Roe

Guidance on these issues is given in a planning policy guidance note on major retail development (PPG6) issued jointly by my Department and the Welsh Office on 20 January this year. Copies are in the Library.