HC Deb 15 June 1939 vol 348 cc1530-1W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Mr. H. L. Webb purchased for £90 a plot of building land in Wolverton Road, Newport Pagnell, in November, 1934; that early in 1938 his building plans were rejected under the Public Health and Restriction of Ribbon Development Acts; that building is now forbidden unless Mr. Webb agrees to pay half the cost of extending the water supply and sewers which would amount to about £65 and secures the agreement of adjoining owners for a joint plan for development of their property which they refuse; and whether some compensation can be paid to Mr. Webb in view of the impossibility of using this property?

Mr. Elliot

My attention has not previously been drawn to this case and it is not clear, on the facts stated, that the matter is one in which I have any power to intervene. I am, however, making inquiries into the position and will communicate the result to the hon. Member in due course.