HC Deb 25 January 1949 vol 460 c736
38. Commander Maitland

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether a decision can now be given to the application made by the Horncastle U.D.C. to build houses on a site at the corner of Louth Road and Low Toynton Road, in view of the fact that consultations on this question between Ministries have taken a considerable time and are holding up the erection of houses in this area.

Mr. Silkin

The site in question consists of good farming land and will probably be cut through by a proposed new trunk road. These objections, with proposals for alternative sites, have been referred to the local planning authority, and are being considered today at a meeting between representatives of the authorities and Ministries concerned. I hope a satisfactory solution to the difficulties will be found.

Commander Maitland

In view of the fact that there appear to be such good reasons, can the Minister say why it has taken so long to give a decision to this Council on this matter? Does he not realise that it has been holding up the building of houses for a very considerable time?

Mr. Silkin

Undoubtedy there has been delay, but I am not answerable for the authorities.

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