HC Deb 16 April 1946 vol 421 cc425-6W
125. Commander Aģnew

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning why he is refusing to allow the Cambome-Redruth Urban District Council to sell the freehold of a site near Cam Brea station to a firm desirous of erecting on it a factory calculated to give substantial employment to the people of the district.

Mr. Silkin:

Under Section 19 (5) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1944, I am empowered to give my consent to the sale of the freehold only if I am satisfied that there are exceptional circumstances which render the disposal of the land in that manner expedient. On the information at present before me in the Camborne-Redruth case I am not so satisfied, but I have arranged to receive a deputation on the matter from the District Council.