asked the Minister of Transport what is the total area of land to be surrendered for the proposed widening of Kensington High Street; and what proportion of the cost of such widening will be paid from public revenue?
§ Colonel ASHLEY
The area of land to be surrendered along the frontages in Kensington High Street proper is, I am informed, about 16,270 square feet. The provisional financial arrangement is that the cost of the widening shall be borne in equal thirds by the London County Council, the Kensington Borough Council, and the Road Fund.
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the area of land to be surrendered by the Crown for the proposed widening of Kensington High Street; and whether the Crown is receiving any consideration in cash or otherwise for the land so surrendered?
The area of land to be surrendered by the Commissioners of Crown Lands is about 6,700 square feet. The surrender of the land and the widening of the road form part of an agreement come to with the Kensington Borough Council and the firm, occupying the bulk of the existing premises fronting the portion of Kensington High Street in question. This arrangement will enable re-building of the Crown premises to be effected on an enlarged site which will include the roadway known as Burden Mews and at present subject to public rights. No cash consideration will he payable to the Crown in respect of the1608W land surrendered except as regards a small area which is not in the occupation of the before-mentioned firm. A portion of Kensington Gardens extending to three-eighths of an acre is also being surrendered by the Office of Works. No consideration is being paid in respect of this area.