HC Deb 17 June 2003 vol 407 c171W
Mr. Lidington

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what action he intends to take to ensure his proposals in Sustainable Communities comply with the EU Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment Directive. [118816]

Keith Hill

The Communities Plan is a programme of work drawing together numerous Delivery Programmes. As such, it does not itself have an Environmental Impact Assessment or a Strategic Environmental Assessment. As appropriate, individual elements of the Plan will be subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment or an Environmental Impact Assessment at suitable points in the delivery process.