§ Mr. Dubs
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied that the two planning applications for a refuse transfer station on the Wandsworth gasworks site do not represent a significant departure from the initial development plan for Greater London; and whether he has called these planning applications in or taken any other action concerning them.382W
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The question what constitutes a significant departure from the initial development plan is for the local planning authority to determine. In this case, as the GLC owns the site it was able, by virtue of the Town and Country Planning General Regulations 1976, to deem itself both outline and detailed planning permissions to build the solid waste transfer station. There was no reason for my right hon. Friend to intervene and call in the applications for his own determination.