HC Deb 09 July 1990 vol 176 c15W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will review the calling-in procedures over planning applications, so as to give greater protection to the general public interest.

Mr. Michael Spicer

My right hon. Friend has no plans to modify the Government's policy on calling in planning applications for his decision. That policy was set out by my right hon. Friend the Member for Cirencester and Tewkesbury in reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Sir H. Rossi) on 5 May 1987. I am satisfied that the procedures for operating that policy generally work well, and I have no present plans to review them.

Land sold to private developers in 1989/90 by size of site
Urban development corporation Number of sites smaller than 1 acre Number of sites between 1 and 5 acres Number of sites between 5 and 10 acres Number of sites larger than 10 acres
Black Country 3 3 1 0
Bristol None
Central Manchester None
Leeds None
London Docklands 2 2 1 1
Merseyside 4 4 1 0
Sheffield None
Teesside 0 1 1 2
Trafford Park 2 1 1 0
Tyne and Wear 75 1 3 0

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