§ Sir R. Thompson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs on what grounds he rejected the advice of his inspector, the Croydon Borough Council, the head teachers of local schools, and a petition signed by over 100 local residents, that a planning application to open a betting shop at No. 372 Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon, should not be approved.
§ Mr. Corfield
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the official letter which explained the reasons for my right hon. Friend's decision. He did not consider that the planning objections to the proposal were sufficient to justify a refusal of permission.