§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will arrange for a full public inquiry on the Bickenhill and Marston Green development plan.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The decision to hold a public inquiry rests with the planning authority responsible for preparing the plan—West Midlands county council. If, when the plan is put on deposit, formal objections are made, then it is for the planning authority to arrange a public inquiry in conjunction with the planning inspectorate.