HC Deb 11 November 1980 vol 992 c102W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the cost to public funds of the public inquiry held at the town hall, Eastbourne on Wednesday 15 October; how that cost is made up; and what is the salary of the inspector employed by his Department who conducted the inquiry.

Mr. Fox

Information about costs incurred—by the Department or the local authority concerned—on a specific planing appeal is not readily available. The approximate cost for the Department of a planning appeal of this kind is £425, including costs involved in processing the appeal through its various stages and in the inspector's time. The annual salary of the planning inspector who determined the appeal is £15,748.