HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 c190W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will make an announcement about the future development of county hall, London.

Mr. Chris Patten

Last autumn a public inquiry was held into proposals for the redevelopment of the county hall complex. Following consideration of my inspector's report, my Department has today written to the appellants indicating my willingness to defer decisions on their appeals so as to allow them the opportunity to amend the proposals to overcome objections related to a relatively small part of the overall scheme. The letter and inspector's report have been copied to all parties who made representations to the inspector at the inquiry.