Madam Deputy Speaker, I beg leave to present a petition to the House, which is signed by approximately 2,500 people who are mainly residents in and around the town of Cirencester in Gloucestershire, against a planning application for an out-of-town retail warehouse development. The petition reads:
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Humble Petition of residents of Gloucestershire
That planning permission for the proposed non-food retail development at Kingsmeadow, Cirencester, by Bannertown Developments Ltd., within the county of Gloucestershire is sought and that the residents of Gloucestershire are opposed to this proposed scheme.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will call upon the Secretary of State for the Environment to ensure that planning consent is refused for the said scheme.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound will ever pray, &c
I beg leave to present the petition.
To lie upon the Table.