HC Deb 23 October 1990 vol 178 c181W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will indicate the reasons for the postponement of the public inquiry into the Barkby Thorpe, Leicester, site, stating(a) who applied for the deferral and (b) how long the deferral will be.

Mr. Atkins

The inquiry was postponed at the request of the appellants, supported by the local planning authority, to allow gas generation from the appeal site to be monitored and the results to be analysed. It is not yet clear how long this will take.