HC Deb 10 May 1962 vol 659 cc611-2
7. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what further development has followed the report of the inquiry on the new town plan concerning the area covered by the Easington Rural District Council.

Dr. Hill

I told Durham County Council in November, 1961, of my decision to accept its proposals in the Easington town map subject to certain modifications, and subject also to the council submitting separately proposals for additional housing sites in six villages. At that time I sent the right hon. Gentleman a copy of my letter to the council. The formalities for amending the county development plan should be completed in about a month from now.

Mr. Shinwell

Now that it appears that this aspect of the problem is likely to be relieved, may I have the assurance of the right hon. Gentleman that no obstacle will be placed in the way of the Easington Rural Council building the houses required in the area outside Peterloo, because it is desirable that the authority should be allowed to proceed?

Dr. Hill

I can assure the right hon. Gentleman that once the amended plan is approved it will be fully observed. I shall work within it.