HC Deb 01 July 1932 vol 267 c2133W

asked the honourable Member for Rye as representing the Forestry Commissioners, how many plots of land for house-building purposes have been sold on the Crown land of the Forest of Dean; the average price per plot; and whether the Commissioners have any definite planning for this purpose for the future?


During the past five years 177 plots of land have been sold at an average price of £26 per plot and 19s. 6d. per perch. The Forestry Commissioners have no definite information as to how many of these plots have been used for house-building purposes. Consideration is given from time to time to the question of planning house-building development on definite blocks of land, and endeavours have been, and are being made to clear up the small isolated plots surrounded or partly surrounded by private property.