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Cairngorms: Proposed Developments

Volume 570: debated on Thursday 7 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the planning decision on the proposed construction of a funicular installation and large restaurant in the Cairngorms will be taken by the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the reorganisation of local government in Scotland and the consequent replacement shortly of the existing local planning authority, and in view of the time needed to allow the successor local authority to become fully functioning and fully informed.

The reorganisation of local government in Scotland is not a factor which my right honourable friend would take into account in reaching a decision on whether or not to call in for his own determination the application for the construction of a funicular railway and associated developments in the Cairngorms.