§ Mr. Lilley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many dwellings situated in the Green Belt in Hertfordshire he has given planning consent to on appeal since 1 May 1997. 
§ Mr. Caborn
The provision of information on planning appeals is the responsibility of the Planning Inspectorate. I have asked the Inspectorate's Chief Executive, Mr. Chris Shepley, to write to the right hon. Member.
Letter from C. J. Shepley to Mr. Peter Gilley, dated 26 March 1998The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your Question about the number of dwellings in the Green Belt in Hertfordshire given planning consent on appeal since 1 May 1997.Twelve appeals involving residential development in the Green Belt have been allowed. However, most were for extensions to an existing dwelling. Two new dwellings have been approved, one at Goffs Oak (which was already classed as ancilliary residential accommodation), and the other at Bower Health (a conversion from a barn).