§ Mr. O'Brien
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what advice he gives to those local authorities which wish to include planning gain policies in their local plans; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
My right hon. Friend has advised local planning authorities in planning policy guidance note 15 that, where appropriate, detailed development plans should specify the policies that the authority proposes to implement by means of planning agreements. Such policies should have regard to our general guidance on the proper scope of planning agreements.