§ Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will call in the proposed Royal Opera House re-development phase II.
§ Mr. Tracey
My right hon. Friend has considered carefully whether the planning applications should be called in for his decision. However, he has decided that his intervention would not be justified.
The proposals also involve a number of applications for listed building consent. If the local planning authority is minded to allow these, it is required to submit them to my right hon. Friend in order that he may consider whether to call them in. A decision on whether or not such action is appropriate will be taken if and when any such applications are referred to the Secretary of State.