§ Mr. Iain Mills
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the possible departure from the structure plan, he will hold a public inquiry into the application for an itinerant gipsy caravan site in Middle Bickenhill, near Solihull.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The proposal for an itinerant gipsy caravan site in Middle Bickenhill Lane, Solihull is still at an early stage. No planning application has been made. If it is decided to proceed with the proposal, the local planning authority must decide whether it constitutes a departure from the development plan which should be referred to the Secretary of State.