Seas and Oceans: Planning

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Martin Horwood Martin Horwood Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions her Department has had with officials from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on (a) marine spatial planning and (b) planning for major infrastructure developments in the marine environment.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Officials from my Department are members of the Working Group preparing the Marine Bill. They have had detailed discussions with Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs about a range of issues, including those of concern in the question. The Planning Bill gives effect to the results of those discussions.

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