§ 44. Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will hold a public inquiry into the planning application made by the St. Martin's Property Company Ltd., for the Hay's wharf site in Southwark; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
I assume the question relates to proposals for the development of the Hay's wharf site which were put to my right hon. Friend by the London 117W docklands development corporation for approval under Section 148 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980. My right hon. Friend has consulted the appropriate local authorities, as he is required to do by section 148, and he has approved the proposals, subject to minor amendments. The section 148 procedures do not provide for a public local inquiry to be held.