HL Deb 05 July 2004 vol 663 c66WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will amend planning guidance to create a presumption in favour of the building of places of worship. [HL3468]

Lord Rooker:

Local planning authorities consider planning applications on their individual merits, on a case by case basis, and decide them in accordance with the development plan for the area unless material considerations indicate otherwise. Planning Policy Guidance Note 12, Development Plans, already advises that plans should make provision for places of worship.