§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to call in the proposals for the erection of a Loran C transmitter near Amble, Northumberland by Trinity House; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Yeo
My right hon. Friend cannot call in a development proposal before a planning application has been submitted. 1 understand that Trinity House is consulting Alnwick district council and other interested parties with a view to exercising permitted development rights under the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988 to establish a transmitter at Togston to service the proposed north-west European Loran C system. Exercise of these rights is dependent upon the conclusion of an international agreement on the UK joining the system.