HC Deb 10 February 1997 vol 290 cc83-4W
Mr. Tyler

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what guidance he has given local planning authorities to protect(a) the quality and (b) the character of the local landscape in their area; [15185]

(2) what plans he has to exclude local landscape designations from reviews of local authority development plans to take account of recommendations relating to countryside character recently put forward by countryside agencies. [15187]

Sir Paul Beresford

"Planning Policy Guidance Note 7" on the countryside and the rural economy refers to statutory and local designations. We are now preparing a revised version of PPG7, taking account of comments received during consultation on a revised draft last year, including comments on the character of the countryside and local landscape designations.