§ Mr. Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he has given to the validity of the advice from Leicestershire county council to his Department's inspector for the Leicestershire structure plan inquiry in October and November 1992 to consider the planning and transport submission as a whole rather than individual road schemes; what further action is planned; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Baldry
Under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991, it is for a county planning authority to select matters for disucssion at an examination in public of its structure plan, in consultation with the chairman of the EIP panel. It is then for the county council to consider the report of the panel before deciding whether to modify the plan. In the recent EIP for its replacement structure plan, Leicestershire county council chose to examine its overall strategy for transport rather than any individual road schemes. The Department was not requested to intervene in the matter and will not be further involved until the county council publishes its proposed modifications later this year.