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Halcrow Fox

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the level of his Department's funding of the feasibility study by Halcrow Fox into land reclamation and open-cast mining in north-west Leicestershire; what are the terms of reference for Halcrow Fox; and if he will make a statement.

My Department has given approval for derelict land grant of £33,300 towards the Ashby Woulds feasibility study to be undertaken by Halcrow Fox and Partners. The purpose is to undertake a feasibility study for utilising the opportunities for the reclamation and after-use of derelict land and other mineral-bearing and vacant sites in the Ashby Woulds area. The Department has also given approval for derelict land grant of £26,200 for a geotechnical survey of the former Donisthorpe colliery tip to be undertaken by the same team of consultants.