HL Deb 12 October 1998 vol 593 c91WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps they are taking to promote the co-ordination and consistency of land protection measures and policy in the interests of the environment, recreation and the countryside. [HL3321]

Lord Whitty

Protection of land from inappropriate development is provided for by the land use planning system. National planning policy in England in respect of protection of the countryside is set out in Planning Policy Guidance Notes 2 (green belts), 7 (the countryside) and 9 (nature conservation) and guidance is similarly issued in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.