asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will announce his decision in respect of the appeal for planning permission to develop land off Stonehouse Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, planning ref. No.; APP/X3405/A/07/064435.
This planning appeal, which was received in the Department on 12 February 1987, is proceeding by the written representations method. This involves the parties in an exchange of statements followed by a visit to the site by the inspector. The site visit is presently being arranged. Because of the objections to the appeal lodged by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, the appeal will in accordance with the guidelines published in paragraph 36 of the Government's response to the fifth report from the Environment Committee Session 1985–86, Cm 43, be recovered for the Secretary of State's decision.I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as the decision is available.