§ Mr. Win Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 9 June,Official Report, columns 155-56, if he will extend the policy of strict control over development proposals for sites of special scientific interest to one of complete protection unless a question of public safety is at stake.
§ Mr. Maclean
No. I refer the hon. Member to the statement made by my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning on 24 September 1991 announcing additional safeguards for SSSIs which are now incorporated in DOE circular 1/92.
I also refer the hon. Member to the consultation draft of the planning policy guidance note on nature conservation.
I will arrange for these documents to be sent to the hon. Member.