§ Mr. Knox
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what were the percentages of planning decisions made in four weeks, eight weeks, and 12 weeks by each of the district councils in Staffordshire and in the Peak District national park in the 12 most recent three-month periods for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Moynihan
Information on planning decisions made by local authorities is not collated in the format requested. The information which is available is listed in the table.
Hams (Mr. Steen) on 7 February, Official Report, volume 166, column 638. I am currently considering responses to the consultation paper referred to in that reply.
§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any plans to intervene in the case of Lincolnshire county council and its plan to grant planning permission contrary to structure plan policy, at 157W Surfleet near Spalding without any determination from South Holland district council.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
My Department has issued a direction to Lincolnshire county council under article 14 of the Town and Country General Development Order 1988, preventing the council from deeming itself planning permission for this proposed development without special authorisation from the Secretary of State. A decision will be made in due course on whether to require the council to apply to the Secretary of State for planning permission for the development.