HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c11W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will meet a delegation of residents to discuss the issue of the landfill site on Bailey Thorpe road;

(2) what recent representations he has received about landfill sites in Leicester; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Baldry

I met the hon. Member on 21 February 1991. Leicester city councillor Mr. Mugglestone asked to meet my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Planning to discuss a proposed development on a closed landfill site at Barkby Thorpe. My hon. Friend could not agree to this request; nor could he now meet local residents, because some planning applications on or near the site are subject to appeal to the Secretary of State. Finally, Leicester city council applied for supplementary credit approval for measures to deal with landfill gas at closed landfill sites in their area, and was allocated £130,000 for financial year 1991–92.