HC Deb 22 July 1988 vol 137 c844W
Ms. Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to give new powers to local authorities to force landowners, public and private, to tidy up and maintain land they own.

Mr. Trippier

Section 65 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 (as substituted by the Housing and Planning Act 1986) enables local authorities to require owners and occupiers to remedy the condition of any land which is adversely affecting the amenity of the area.