HC Deb 18 April 2002 vol 383 c1097W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if it is his policy to prevent new buildings being erected adjacent to motorways to ensure that the costs of future motorway widening are kept to a minimum. [49262]

Ms Keeble

Where the Secretary of State intends to build a new road, or improve an existing one, he has powers to require the relevant local planning authority to notify him of any planning application affecting the line of that road.

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