§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to hold the public inquiry into the proposed Melton Mowbray inner relief road; and whether he will bring forward the date, in view of the need for an early decision on this matter.142W
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
When the Leicestershire county council has made its side roads and compulsory purchase orders it will be put to the Department for confirmation. We will then decide on the need for a public local inquiry after assessing the weight of any objections to the orders. If an inquiry is held into the highway orders, it will be held together with the public inquiry into the listed building consent applications already made in connection with this scheme. I cannot estimate the likely date of any inquiry as the county council has not yet submitted their highway orders to my Department.