HC Deb 29 July 1998 vol 317 c244W
Mr. Pendry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he proposes to revise Planning Guidance Note 17 on Sport and Recreation. [53940]

Mr. Caborn

My Department will shortly be publishing a research report which examines the Effectiveness of Planning Policy Guidance on Sport and Recreation. The findings and recommendations in that research point clearly towards the need to revise PPG17. We agree. The PPG, which dates from September 1991, urgently needs to be brought up to date, not least to take account of the Government's sustainable development objectives. Work on a revision will therefore start later in the Summer, and I hope that a draft revised PPG17 will be issued for public consultation around the turn of the year.