HC Deb 29 March 1971 vol 814 c306W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why his decision on the Review Development Plan for the City of Coventry has been delayed; and when he expects his decision thereon to be announced.

Mr. Graham Page

The delay is mainly due to the controversial and complicated nature of the review and to the large number of objections and subsequent modifications. A list of proposed modifications was sent to Coventry City Council on 14th December, 1970, and additional ones proposed by it are being considered. I shall do what I can to expedite this but the statutory procedures must be observed and it would be misleading to forecast a final date.