HC Deb 18 November 1936 vol 317 cc1797-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in connection with the Wimbish aerodrome, near Saffron Walden, he will state the amount of land purchased from Mr. C. R. Bland, Manor House, Debden; whether it has been used for agricultural purposes only; the amount of its rateable value and how much of it is de-rated; the total purchase price; what part of that price is in respect of loss of amenities; and what part in respect of ceding the right to build?


The answer to the first part of the question is 24¾ acres; to the second and third, that so far as the Air Ministry is aware the land had been in use for agricultural purposes and was derated accordingly; to the fourth and fifth that the total purchase price was £3,928 17s. 11d., of which £3,000 was on account of injurious affection to the remainder of Major Bland's estate arising from the severance of land for aerodrome use. Nothing was included in the price in respect of the ceding of the right to build.