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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will list the planning applications for housing development in England on greenfield sites (a) which he has called in and (b) for which he has issued a holding direction since 7 March 2000, indicating the location, number of houses and area of land involved; [146075]

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Mr. Raynsford [holding answer 18 January 2001]: The information is set out in the table. The list of planning applications is based on information supplied to the Department by local authorities. Assumptions have had to be made about particular applications in order to present the information in the form sought. The information provided should not be taken as the definitive view of the Secretary of State for the purposes of decision-making.

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Planning applications for housing development on greenfield sites in England

Site, location and Government Office RegionSize of site (hectares)Number of dwellingsDepartureGreenfield Land DirectionHolding DirectionCalled-in
Government Office North West
Higher Lane, Liverpool4.2168YesYes
Greensbridge Lane, Knowsley8.6(6)250Yes
Tollemache Road, Wirral2.6(6)100Yes
Cambridge Road, Sefton0.12Yes
Lawton Hall, Congleton5.532YesYes
Larch Road, Hyndburn1Yes
Manor School, St. Helens0.725Yes
Woodlands Farm, Ellesmere Port1Yes
Danebank, Vale Royal0.916Yes
Woodfold Farm, Ribble Valley134YesYesYes
Radcliffe Paper Mill, Bury9288Yes
Whinney Carr Farm, Lancaster17.8535YesYes(7)--
Whittingham Hospital, Preston28950Yes
Paddock Lane, Trafford0.25Yes
Government Office West Midlands
Lambert Cottage, Ash Magna, Shropshire1YesYes
Heathcote Home Farm, Warwick (Mid and Gen)3.7103Yes
Heathcote Home, Farm, Warwick (McLean H)3.4127Yes
Blackhorse Road, Bedworth5.9(6)116Yes
Bridgetown, Stratford on Avon20(6)500Yes
Old Farm House, Craven Arms, Shropshire1Yes
Silver Street, Walsall9(6)270Yes
Newford Valley/Norton Colliery, Stoke on Trent42.7(6)500Yes
Bishopton Lane, Stratford and land to SW of Birmingham Road, Stratford11.8(6)175Yes
Park Farm Developments, Cannock9.8(6)425Yes(7)--
Bilton Road, Rugby8.1(6)215Yes(7)--
New Century Park, Coventry6.2(6)194Yes(7)--
Government Office Yorkshire and the Humber
Weatherhill Road, Lindley, Kirklees10.5315YesYes
Willowgarth Farm, Whinmoor, Leeds17(6)350Yes
Weeland Road, Eggborough, Selby374YesYes
Common Lane, East Ardsley, Leeds0.13Yes
Osmondthorpe Lane, Leeds1.570Yes
Mansfield Road, Aston, Rotherham7199YesYes
Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham67(6)1,000YesYesYes
Government Office for the East of England
Winston Churchill Drive, Kings Lynn21.9548Yes
Station Road, Watlington, Norfolk5(6)150Yes
Aldham Mill Hill, Hadleigh, Suffolk8.9(6)220Yes
Land North West of Soham, Cambridgeshire12.5225Yes
Land off Sackvylle Street, Debenham, Suffolk4.3100Yes
Off Bell Road, Bottisham, Cambridgeshire0.814Yes
East of England Showground, Peterborough11(6)300YesYesYes
Land off Fifth Avenue, Harlow6.9(6)200Yes
Great Totham Road and Junction of Witham Road/Church Road, Wickham Bishops, Essex2.226Yes
Municipal College Playing Fields, Lifstan Way, Southend-on-Sea3.7(6)80Yes
Land off Brompton Close, Luton0.4(6)12Yes
Black Fan Road, Welwyn Garden City2.577Yes
Former allotment land, rear of Mill Road, St. Ippolyts, Hitchin0.59Yes
Government Office North East
East of Lesbury House, Lesbury1.514Yes
Redcar and Cleveland College, Redcar2.560Yes
Springwell Road, Sunderland7.4222Yes
St. George's Hospital, Morpeth13.2(6)150YesYes(7)--
Roseberry Square, Redcar14560Yes
Government Office South East
Slade Farm, Bicester, Cherwell0.631Yes
North Binfields, Old Basing, Basingstoke26.7326Yes
Pye Land, Selsey, Chichester6(6)200Yes
Singleton Hill, Ashford13.5(6)450Yes
Singleton Hill, Ashford5.6(6)250Yes
Appletree Farm, Ifield, Crawley5.6175Yes
Tally Ho Farm, Winkfield1Yes
Lynch Gate House, Sandhurst0.45Yes
Salisbury Road, Hungerford2.350Yes
Abbey Park , Faversham10.5180YesYesYes
Cow Lane, Cosham, Portsmouth0.38Yes
Holt Lane, Hook, Hampshire28285Yes
North Whiteley, Fareham10.3180Yes
East of Botley Road, Fareham2.622Yes
Land at Hoadswood, Hastings5.1681Yes
Government Office East Midlands
Moss Drive, Bramcote, Nottingham1.25YesYesYes
Dale Close, Chesterfield Road, Mansfield1.3(6)39Yes
Talbot Road, Manton, Worksop0.860Yes
Birchwood Lane, South Normanton6.1140YesYes(7)--
Ashtree Farm/Morledge Farm, Matlock9280YesYes
Pewit Golf Course, West End Drive, Ilkeston6150YesYes(7)--
Markham Works, Chesterfield6250Yes
Avonmouth Drive, Derby6.5234Yes
Ashover House, Malthouse Lane, Chesterfield0.117Yes
Woolstitch Farm, Netherseal, Derbyshire1.911YesYesYes
Eureka Road, Swadlincote, Derbyshire2.653Yes
Bretby Country Club, Bretby, Derbyshire0.85YesYesYes
Fleckney Road, Kibworth, Leicestershire18300YesYes(7)--
Newark Road, South Hykeham, Lincolnshire4.173YesYes(7)--
Weston, Lincolnshire14.4276YesYesYes
Bedford Road, Northampton7.124Yes
Bourne, Lincolnshire1152,000YesYes
Desborough, Northamptonshire26450YesYesYes
Torksey, Lincolnshire3.727Yes
Bedford Road., Northampton6.8(6)204YesYes
Pineham North, Northampton20350YesYes
Ripingale, Lincolnshire1.429YesYes
Naseby, Northamptonshire0.25YesYes
Government Office South West
Crossways, Dorchester4.8150YesYes
Betton Way, Moretonhampstead4.7(6)150YesYes
Shaftesbury Lane, Blandford4.9(6)140Yes
Oakfield, Tiverton9.2160Yes
Old Hill, Helston, Cornwall0.92Yes
Ocotal Way, Swindon3.6145YesYes
Haydon Road, Swindon260(6)5,500Yes
St. George's, Weston-super-Mare13.5501Yes
Mintons & Bruton Way, Chard3.7(6)130Yes
Middle Hill, Crewkerne5.776Yes
Holton Heath, Wareham931,350Yes

(6) Estimated number of dwellings

(7) Decision from Secretary of State pending


Column 1: Sites are those which are predominantly greenfield (i.e. not previously-developed as defined in Annex C of Planning Policy Guidance note 3 Housing) wherever located.

Column 2: Site size includes only those areas proposed for housing and directly associated uses.

Column 4: Notified to the Secretary of State since 7 March 2000 in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Development Plans and Consultation) (Departures) Directions 1999.

Column 5: Notified to the Secretary of State in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Residential Development on Greenfield Land) (England) Direction 2000.

Column 6: Direction made since 7 March 2000 restricting the grant of permission in exercise of the Secretary of State's powers under Article 14 of the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995.

Column 7: Planning application called in since 7 March 2000 for the Secretary of State's own decision under section 77 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

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Mr. Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions which organisations, political parties and individuals have, since 23 October 2000, made representations to (a) the planning inspectorate, (b) the Government office for the north west and (c) his Department on PNW/5290/219/32, about the proposed demolition of Blackburn House, Clifton Drive, North St. Annes and the erection of 26 dwellings with associated car parking and landscaping. [147219]

Mr. Raynsford: Other than correspondence from the right hon. Member for Fylde and a telephone call from the applicants to the Government office for the north west we are not aware of any further representations since the 23 October 2000.

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Mr. Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the reasons for the release of planning decision PNW/5290/219/32 to the public before copies of the decision were received by the participants. [147220]

Mr. Raynsford: Normal practice is to post the decision letter to the applicant and all other parties who appeared at the public inquiry into the proposals, or asked to be notified of the decision, on the same day. It is also normal practice to notify the media at the same time as the other parties. However, I understand in this case due to an administrative error, the local media were notified of the decision electronically on the day the decision letter was posted. We are taking steps to prevent such an error being repeated.

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