HC Deb 25 February 1987 vol 111 cc263-4W
Mr. McLoughlin

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has received any representations from any organisation or body requesting that there should be a public enquiry into the future of Carsington reservoir following the publication of the Coxon report.

Mr. John Patten

[pursuant to his answer, 23 February 1987]: Following publication of the Coxon report, I received a letter from Kirk Ireton parish council urging that a public inquiry be held to reconsider the Carsington scheme. There have been no other representations since then. It is for Severn-Trent water authority to decide, in the light of Mr. Coxon's report, what action to take following the failure of the embankment. I understand that the authority will this year make application to the local planning authority, in respect of matters reserved for its decision, for approval of a new embankment to a revised design.

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