HC Deb 03 December 1980 vol 995 c137W
Mr. Haselhurst

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to call in the British Airports Authority's planning application for a passenger terminal and ancillary facilities at Stansted airport.

Mr. Heseltine

I have called in the British Airports Authority's application for this development. Mr. Graham Eyre, QC will be appointed to hold a public local inquiry into these proposals, including the necessary compulsory purchase orders, and to report to my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Trade and myself. Our aim is for the inquiry to open in mid-September 1981. Details of the venue of the inquiry and the names of the assessors who will be appointed to assist the inspector will be announced as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, I hope this early notice will be of assistance to the parties concerned and others who will wish to attend and give evidence.