§ Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in their guidelines to planning authorities on the publication of planning applications, encouragement can be given to local newspapers which report applications as a public service in order to highlight particularly large applications and so make those people likely to be affected more aware of those applications. [HL395]
§ Baroness Hayman
In addition to the requirement to advertise major development proposals in local newspapers, local planning authorities must also publicise such applications by way of a site notice, visible to the public, or by neighbour notification to occupiers and owners of adjoining properties. The Department's Circular 15/92Publicity for Planning Applications sets out the statutory minimum publicity requirements for different types of development, but also encourages authorities to consider what other methods of publicity are available for attracting a wider audience.