HC Deb 19 May 1927 vol 206 c1350
25. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the South-end Corporation propose to establish a sewage farm in the neighbourhood of Barling; that the proposed site is in close proximity to one of the water-work's pumping stations; that great apprehension exists in the district that the water supply may be polluted; that a large area of barren land is obtainable in the district at lower cost the use of which for the purpose of a sewage farm would be free from objection; and can he state what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I am aware of the circumstances of this case. A public local inquiry has been held by an engineering inspector and a medical officer of my Department into the application of the corporation for a Provisional Order for the acquisition of the land. The inquiry showed that there is no danger to the water supply and that there is no equally suitable alternative site. The Provisional Order has accordingly been made.

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