HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 cc196-7
50. Mr. Law

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal contained in the development plan for Hull, 1951, relating to the area bounded by Anlaby Road, Great Thornton Street, St. Luke's Street, Cambridge Street, Pease Street and Trinity Square, involving the replacement of important business premises by residential flats at an estimated cost of £8,000 per flat; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I am aware of the proposal in the council's development plan to allocate this area for primarily residential use, but I cannot anticipate my decision on the plan as a whole.

Mr. Law

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this area, which under the plan is a residential area, comprises about seven acres, and that it contains more than 50 business premises, including a theatre, a brewery, two or three factories and half-a-dozen motor showrooms? Is not it bound to be fantastically expensive to put dwellings on a site of that kind?

Mr. Macmillan

That will be borne in mind in deciding on the plan.