HC Deb 23 November 1992 vol 214 c540W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make it his policy to ensure that all planning applications are accompanied by land quality statements.

Mr. Baldry

The relationship between a proposed development and the quality of land affected can be material to decisions on planning applications, and local planning authorities have powers to ensure they obtain all the information they need to take proper decisions.