asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will order a public inquiry into the Cartmel and Furness local plan prepared by the planning department of the South Lakeland district council.
No. When the South Lakeland district council begins formal procedures for the adoption of the plan it will put copies of it on deposit and invite objections. Objectors will have a right to be heard at a public inquiry taken by an inspector appointed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, but reporting to the district council.