HC Deb 11 July 1932 vol 268 cc892-3
58. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if any undertaking has been given by the Air Ministry, either to the London County Council or to the Hampstead Borough Council, that no buildings will be erected at. Heath Brow, Hampstead Heath, of a nature which, if they were erected by a private individual, would be contrary to the provisions of the Hampstead and Highgate town-planning scheme?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)

No formal undertaking of this kind has been given, but negotiations on the whole question are taking place with the London County Council and the Hampstead Borough Council, which I hope may lead to a satisfactory solution. I may say that the main proposal is simply for the internal adaptation of "Heathbrow" as a town headquarters and officers' mess for No. 604 County of Middlesex Auxiliary Air Force Squadron and should not detract from the amenities of the locality.


Am I to understand that the original scheme for erecting a new building on the ground has now been abandoned?


I should not like to say anything more about it because negotiations are proceeding.

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