The former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Right Honourable Eric Pickles MP decided to hold a non-statutory Public Inquiry into the proposed demolition of St. Peters & St. Paul Church Birch, Essex.
His office says that this is …
‘to enable the viability of the church to be fully investigated and all relevant considerations to be properly examined and scrutinised, a non-statutory public inquiry should take place‘
A firm date has yet to be announced, but we have been told that it is to take place in July/August 2016.
Letter from the Secretary of State (click here to download)