HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 cc1950-1

asked the Minister of Health whether he is in receipt of a communication from the Surrey County Council asking him to postpone giving his decision on a recent inquiry into the application from the Chiswick District Council respecting the utilisation of the riverside lands as a site for a super-power station until he has received representations from the Surrey County Council on the matter; and whether, in view of the objections of the residents of Barnes, Mortlake, Kew, Richmond and district to the proposal to erect a super-power station on Duke's Meadows, Chiswick, affecting as it does the county of Surrey generally from the point of view of public health, finance and amenities, and in view of the effect of such a station upon Kew Gardens, consideration will be given to the possibility of substituting some other site in another part of the country?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, but I am afraid that I cannot postpone my decision. Full opportunity for making representations and objections was given at the recent public inquiry, which lasted several days, and the representations then made, including the suggestion in my hon. Friend's question, are receiving my consideration.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the lands referred to were originally reserved for town-planning purposes?