HC Deb 01 March 1995 vol 255 c590W
Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about appeals T/APP/C1435/A/90/161862/P3 and 161951/P3 against refusal of planning applications Nos. WD/87/3410/P and WD/89/1441/P made by Mr. F. M. Wood; if Mr. Wood had complied with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971, with special reference to sections 27 and 36; if these appeals were valid; and if the use of the words "perspective purchaser" on form PA1 invalidated or prejudiced the planning applications or subsequent appeals in any way.

Sir Paul Beresford

Responsibility for these appeals has been delegated to the Planning Inspectorate executive agency under its chief executive, Mr. C. J. Shepley. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from J. Greenfield to Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, dated 28 February 1995:

The Secretary of State has asked the Chief Executive, Mr. Shepley, to reply to your question about the validity of the appeals made by Mr. F. M. Wood in respect of applications WD/87/3410/P and WD/89/1441/P. As Mr. Shepley is currently away from the office, I am replying.As you know, the relevant appeals were dismissed by the Inspector on 10 May 1991. Before responding to the substance of your question, we need to recover the appeal files from our archives.I will see that a considered reply is sent as soon as possible.