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Hamilton Development (Leicester)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many representations he has received regarding the proposed Hamilton development in east Leicester; and if he will make a statement;(2) what is the current position regarding his consideration of whether to call in the Hamilton development plan in east Leicester.

My right hon. Friend has received 11 representations about Leicestershire county council's notice of intention to adopt the Hamilton local plan and seven others about the proposals for development at Hamilton included in the submitted alterations to the Leicestershire structure plan.My right hon. Friend has directed the county council not to adopt the local plan unless he informs it that he has decided not to call in the plan for his own determination. He will make that decision after considering the alterations to the structure plan presently before him, together with all the representations he has received and the recommendations of the panel currently conducting the examination in public of those alterations.