HC Deb 11 May 2001 vol 368 c386W
Mr. Brooke

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions to what extent his Department has been able to make progress with its proposals to remove Crown exemption from statutory planning controls, currently contained in DETR circular 18/84, as envisaged in a letter from his Department to the Chairman of the Westminster Society of 4 May 2000, which envisaged action as soon as a suitable legislative opportunity arose. [161107]

Mr. Raynsford

The Government remain committed to the removal of Crown exemption from planning controls as soon as a suitable opportunity arises to amend the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. In the meantime the non-statutory procedures for the consideration of objections to development proposed by the Crown, set out in DOE Circular 18–84, continue to apply.

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