HC Deb 02 September 1998 vol 317 c875W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Minister without Portfolio, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Islington, North (Mr. Corbyn) of 29 June 1998,Official Report, column 67, what environmental impact assessments he has commissioned of the Millennium Dome and associated developments including parking and travel arrangements, for the new Millennium Experience exhibition at Greenwich; and what plans he has to apply the green Government policy guidelines to further developments at the Greenwich site. [51406]

Mr. Mandelson

The planning application for the Millennium Experience at Greenwich submitted to the London Borough of Greenwich in 1996 included detailed assessments of the likely environmental, traffic and other impacts of the project. In addition to this the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) has prepared an Environmental Plan setting out an integrated programme of sustainable site management for the Millennium Experience site. This plan has been accepted by the London Borough of Greenwich as the basis for the delivery of the NMEC's environmental commitment. The plan is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the evolving nature of the project. Additionally, the NMEC liaise regularly with the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and take into account all relevant Government guidance and policy.