§ 36. Mr. Garnier
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the implementation of planning policy guidance notes 6 and 13.
§ Mr. Gummer
These planning policy guidance notes play a key role in our sustainable development strategy by534W helping to maximise the potential of existing centres, and encouraging development in locations where there can be a choice of means of access—and which can help to reduce the need to travel. It is for local authorities to reflect this approach in their plans and planning decisions in the first instance. The principles will also apply to decisions on planning appeal and call-in.