HC Deb 01 July 1986 vol 100 c458W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has given his consent for the complete or partial demolition of the public library building in Berwick-upon-Tweed under section 277A of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971.

Mr. Tracey

No. I understand that the district council has sold the building. The new owner has applied for a certificate of immunity from listing under section MA of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971. That application is being considered, and a decision is expected shortly. Whether or not a certificate of immunity is granted, the owner would require the consent of the local planning authority before carrying out any demolition work because the building is in a conservation area.

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