HC Deb 14 June 1939 vol 348 c1285
25. Mr. Ede

asked the Secretary of State for Air what acreage of unenclosed land is to be thrown into Kenley aerodrome by the Bill now before a Select Committee of the House; and what acreage will be added to the commons to compensate for the unenclosed lands so taken?

Captain Balfour

No unenclosed land will be added to Kenley aerodrome under the Bill referred to by the hon. Member. About a quarter of an acre of unenclosed land by the road side is being acquired from the Corporation of the City of London to form part of the new road to replace Hayes Lane, but in return my Department is transferring to the City Corporation about one acre of enclosed land acquired by the Air Ministry from a private source. This land adjoins Coulsdon Common and will now be held by the corporation as an open space under the Corporation of London (Open Spaces) Act, 1878. The net effect is thus to enlarge Coulsdon Common by three-quarters of an acre