Mr. W. Joseph Stewart
asked the Minister of Health whether the Bath City Council has obtained compulsory powers for the purchase of an area of 17.88 acres of ground belonging to the Lyncombe Hill farm estate, the land being wanted for a public open space; whether the land has yet been acquired and at what price; and what was the rateable value of this land previous to purchase?
§ Mr. Elliot
The purchase price in this case has been settled, I understand, by friendly arbitration. I have sanctioned the borrowing of £6,005 by the City Council for the purchase of the land referred to as a public open space. The land, being agricultural land, is not rateable; but the rateable value of the former house was £7.