§ 64. Mr. Wiggin
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government when he expects to publish the report of his 1636 inspector who conducted the appeal by Mr. Bond against the refusal of Somerset County Council to permit minerals excavation and the regrading of land on the site of Brent Knoll; how long it has taken to prepare this report; and what are the reasons for the delay.
§ The Minister of Housing and Local Government (Mr. Anthony Greenwood)
The inquiry was held in October, 1969. The case is a complex one but the inspector's report was submitted in December and will be made public when I issue my decision, which I expect to do shortly.
§ Mr. Wiggin
Is the Minister aware that not only Mr. Bond but a large number of my constituents are concerned with the results of this inquiry, and that I should be grateful if he could expedite the answer as soon as possible?
§ Mr. Greenwood
I very much appreciate what the hon. Gentleman has said. He realises that this is a rather difficult case and that important amenity considerations are involved. There are also a number of extremely technical questions to be considered. I appreciate the need for speed and I will give my decision at the earliest opportunity.