HL Deb 24 June 1999 vol 602 cc105-6WA
Lord Marlesford asked

Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will consider calling in the planning decision to be made by the Braintree District Council when it meets on 12 July to consider whether or not to renew the advertisement control consents and licences for the advertising hoardings which line the side of the Witham by-pass on the A.12 trunk road. [HL2986]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Whitty)

At its meeting on 12 July, Braintree District Council will only be considering whether to renew the licences for the advertisement hoardings, and this is not a matter in which the Government would intervene. In reaching its decision, the Council will take into account the views of interested parties, which should be submitted by 30 June.