HC Deb 19 November 1946 vol 430 cc91-2W
165. Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether his attention has been drawn to the purchase by the Prudential Assurance Company of the village of Cockington; and what steps he is taking, under his planning powers, to ensure that it is not commercialised.

Mr. Silkin

I am aware of the sale referred to, but I do not think that any special action on my part is necessary at present. Apart from the general powers of control already available to the Torquay Council as the interim development authority, the area is subject to a formal agreement, made with the council under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, which secures the preservation of this village.