HC Deb 13 June 1950 vol 476 c4
4. Mr. Garner-Evans

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether his attention has been drawn to the proposed extension by the War Department of the rifle range in the vicinity of Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen; and whether he will make representations to that Department with a view to preventing the destruction of the amenities of this district.

Mr. Dalton

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War informs me that this requirement has been reconsidered and that Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, and the grounds, will not now fall within the area required.

Mr. Garner-Evans

Is the Minister aware that the destruction of the amenities of this district is not so much due to extension of the land as to extension of user by which there is a constant encroachment?

Mr. Dalton

I shall be very glad to help the planning authority in any way I can to maintain the amenities. The question is whether the War Office are claiming this land. The answer is that they are not claiming it.