HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 c214W
Mr. Geraint Howells

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the planned expansion of environmentally sensitive areas in Wales.

Mr. David Hunt

On 20 November 1991, I announced that, following consultations with the Countryside Council for Wales, I had asked my officials to undertake a detailed analysis of four locations in Wales that I am considering designating as environmentally sensitive areas in 1992–93. The four locations are Anglesey, the Clwydian range, Preseli and Radnor. It is my intention to designate at least two of those locations as ESAs in 1992–93, but final decisions cannot be taken until the more detailed work has been completed. I will announce my final selection in due course.

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