HC Deb 03 December 1997 vol 302 cc222-3W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of procedures to take account of local water supply in respect of planning for new housing. [18524]

Mr. Raynsford

Planning Policy Guidance Note 12 (PPG12) already requires local planning authorities to take account of the capacity of existing infrastructure and the need for additional facilities in preparing their development plans. However, we are currently considering the need to revise and update PPG12 and we will consider whether further advice is required on this issue as part of that review.