§ Mrs. Angela Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he plans to alter the permitted development rights for temporary uses granted by part 4 of schedule 2 to the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988.
§ Mr. Baldry
My Department issued a consultation paper in August last year inviting views on the scope of the permitted development rights for the temporary uses of land. I have given very careful consideration to the many hundreds of responses which my Department received both for and against introducing new or tighter controls.
I propose to remove the existing permitted development rights for the temporary display of advertisements in order to end the current duplication of controls over such development. I have concluded that there is insufficient justification to remove existing permitted development rights for other temporary uses. We shall continue to keep these arrangements under review.
A paper setting out the Government's full response to the consultation exercise has been placed in the Library.