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Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether, pursuant to his Answer of 16 May 2003, Official Report, column 492W, on housing, he will respond to the Cambridgeshire county council's proposed modifications to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Structure Plan; and whether he will object to the inclusion of any further consideration of development of land west of Trumpington Road in Cambridge on grounds of (a) the contribution which that land makes to the Cambridgeshire Green Belt and (b) the effect upon the environment of the Grantchester Meadows. [115309]

The Government Office for the East of England is currently considering the proposed modifications to the structure plan. It would not be appropriate for me to inform the House of my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister's intended response to that consultation in advance of representations being submitted to the strategic planning authorities.