§ Mr. Stan Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether a public inquiry is to be held into plans for the Ingol distributor road, Preston, and the Penwortham bypass, Preston; and when it will take place.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
Inquiries will be held into both the Ingol distributor road and the Penwortham bypass proposals.
The Ingol Road inquiry has been set for 28 August. This will allow time for the Central Lancashire Development Corporation to submit proposals for its Water Lane-Tulketh Brown and Lightfoot Lane-A6 road schemes, and the inquiry will consider all three schemes jointly.
As yet no date has been fixed for the inquiry to be held by the Lancashire county council into the planning application called in by the Secretary of State for a revised route for the Penwortham bypass.