§ Mr. Harry Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will estimate the value of county hall, London; and if he will make a statement as to its future use.
§ Mr. Chope
It is not possible to give a precise estimate to the value of the county hall complex in advance of the results of the marketing exercise which the LRB is conducting. The future use of the buildings will be for the new owners to determine, subject to the appropriate planning and listed building consents. My right hon. Friend, granted permission on 20 October for the change of use of the county hall complex to offices. He also indicated that hotel use of the main block could be appropriate in the event of a satisfactory resolution of272W listed building considerations. Copies of the decision letter and of the inspector's report on the planning appeals have been deposited in the Library.