HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c279W
Mr. Adley

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the effect of his latest planning circular on Her Majesty's Government's green belt policy; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

[holding answer 14 February 1989]The Government remain fully committed to their green belt policy set out in planning policy guidance notes published in January 1988. No subsequent Departmental publication has affected that policy. PPG2 reaffirms earlier advice and provides a clear basis for planning decisions to uphold the green belt principles which have been an essential element of planning policy for over 30 years.