§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he proposes to issue his decision on the public inquiry into the Melton Mowbray inner relief road; and whether he will expedite this matter in view of its importance for the planning of the borough.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for the Environment and Transport received the inspector's report relating to Leicestershire county council's proposal for the Melton Mowbray inner relief road on 7 June. The county council's proposal is a complex matter in a sensitive area and involves a side roads order, a compulsory purchase order, applications to demolish several listed buildings and an application for a certificate that land which forms part of an open space is needed and that the giving in exchange of other land is unnecessary. My right hon. Friends are carefully considering the report and will jointly issue a decision as soon as possible.