§ Mr. Steen
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for South Hams,Official Report, 21 March, what further information on the planning appeal with regard to Churston golf club, Torbay, he is waiting for; what are the reasons for his delay in reaching a decision on the appeal; and what factors are required to bring him to a decision.
§ Mr. Chope
Although pressure of planning business has meant that this appeal has taken longer than I would wish, it is also necessary to consider highway amendments proposed by the developer after the appeal had been lodged. The appeal cannot be determined until interested parties have had an opportunity to comment in writing on the proposed amendments. A decision on the appeal will be issued as quickly as possible when this process has been completed.