HC Deb 16 March 1994 vol 239 c683W
Mr. Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his current planning guidance in respect of out-of-town shopping centres.

Mr. Gummer

Planning policy guidance note 6 contains our current policy. It encourages retail development that respects town centre vitality and viability, in locations that are accessible by a choice of means of transport and which encourage economy in fuel consumption. PPG 13, published yesterday, underlines the importance of these policies.