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Planning Permission: Upchurch

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1302W, on planning permission: Upchurch, when the Environment Agency’s investigation will be completed; and what consideration the Agency has given to taking legal action following completion of its investigation. (209934)

[holding answer 10 June 2008]: The Environment Agency’s observation and investigation has, to date, revealed no evidence of illegal activity upon which it can act. The Environment Agency continues to support the multi agency group in its ongoing investigations and regulation of activities on site.

Medway Unitary Authority is leading on regulation at Four Gun Field under the terms of the paragraph 24 exemption which it registered in respect of the crushing activities at the site.