§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will call in the planning application submitted to the corporation of the City of London for the construction of a heliport adjacent to the Cannon Street railway bridge; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if there will be a public inquiry on the planning application for the proposed City of London heliport; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Howard
This application has been made only recently and my right hon. Friend is considering its implications. The corporation of the City of London, as local planning authority, is responsible for deciding planning applications within its area. In determining applications, the corporation is required to take into account all material planning considerations.