HC Deb 14 July 1938 vol 338 c1542W
Colonel Wedgwood

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in October last, the Burnley Town Council referred back a recommendation of the general purposes committee to purchase 48½ acres of land to the north-west of the corporation's smallholdings and at the rear of Brunshaw Road at a price of £210 per acre; and whether the land has since been acquired, at what price, and what was its previous rateable value?

Mr. Elliot

According to my information the committee's recommendation was not referred back to them by the council. The council have now entered into a contract to buy the land at the price quoted which has been approved by the district valuer. The land has been de-rated as agricultural land, except for a small part of it which is occupied by some wooden huts and a garage and of which the rateable value is £20 16s.

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