HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 c224W
Mrs. Roe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to issue a consultation paper about publicity for planning applications.

Mr. Yeo

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment has today issued a consultation paper "Planning Applications: Publicity and Notification" seeking views on a range of proposals for a new regime of publicity for planning applications.

In particular views are invited on:

  1. (a) the merits of introducing compulsory neighbour notification for all planning applications;
  2. (b) the relative merits of different types of publicity eg, site notices, newspaper advertisements or any other media and on whether publicity should be undertaken by applicant or local planning authority;
  3. (c) the scope for introducing variable levels of publicity depending on the importance of the application and the location of the application site;
  4. (d) the merits of extending publicity requirements to applications for reserved matters following a grant of outline planning permission;
  5. (e) a proposal for all planning decisions to be advertised.

Separate but parallel consultation is being carried out by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.