HC Deb 21 July 1959 vol 609 cc1058-9
34. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet reached a decision with regard to the Dumbarton County Council's application for planning permission to a housing site at Arrochar.

Mr. J. N. Browne

I understand that the county council is seeking a housing site at Arrochar, but no specific proposal has yet been reported to my right hon. Friend's Department.

Mr. Steele

The hon. Gentleman surely recognises that it is the site between Tarbet and Arrochar to which I refer? This is a matter for which the county council has been asking for planning permission since 1951, and surely eight years is rather long even for the present Government? Can the hon. Gentleman give any idea when a decision will be made?

Mr. Browne

My right hon. Friend has not yet had the proposal, but I hope it will not be necessary for the Department to intervene.