HC Deb 20 May 1997 vol 294 c46W
Mr. Berry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what was the sale price of the heritage river site recently sold by the London Docklands development corporation. [626]

Ms Angela Eagle

The sale price is commercial in confidence and the use likely to be allowable for the site under Tower Hamlets' development plan and following the planning inquiry held last year. The sale was announced by the LDDC on 12 May as "unconditional" which means solely that it was a straight sale without restrictive covenants. The new owners cannot build what they like on the land and they must gain approval for any development through the normal planning process. The planning authority for the Hermitage Riverside site is Tower Hamlets.