HC Deb 28 July 1988 vol 138 cc440-1W
Mr. Baldry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the arrangements for the review of planning enforcement powers which he announced recently.

Mr. Ridley

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Robert Carnwath QC has agreed to prepare a report for me on this subject. His terms of reference are:—To examine the scope and effectiveness of provisions, in Part V and XII of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, relating to enforcement of planning control, including appeals to the Secretary of State, and to make recommendations for improvements to the present provisions or for alternative provisions. I have asked that the report be completed by early in 1989.

Mr. Carnwath will be seeking views from representative bodies on the matters included in the terms of reference. Anyone wishing to offer such views should do so in writing to Planning and Development Control Division 2, Tollgate house, Houlton street, Bristol BS2 9DJ.