§ Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will announce the name of the inspector who will preside over the reopened Darenth park planning application; and when the inquiry will commence.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The reopened inquiry will be conducted by Mr. J. J. Parkinson, MSc, CEng, MICE, MINT, ACIArb, who presided over the original inquiry in February 1987.
The applicants' agents have asked for time in which to prepare their evidence and we are in contact with them and Dartford borough council about possible dates in June or July. I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as the arrangements have been finalised.