HC Deb 21 May 1992 vol 208 c193W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he has taken to improve protection for sites of special scientific interest.

Mr. Maclean

The additional safeguards for sites of special scientific interest announced by this Government in September 1991 came into effect on 2 January 1992. Further details of the many steps we have taken to conserve our natural heritage, and how our policies on conservation are to be reflected in land use planning, are set out in a draft planning policy guidance note, which was issued for public consultation on 27 February. The response to that consultation exercise are now being considered.

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