HC Deb 06 December 1948 vol 459 cc16-7W
Mr. Platts-Mills

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he will give a list of the neighbourhood areas which have been constructed and those which are in process of construction in accordance with the principles recommended in the Abercrombie Plan for Greater London.

Mr. Silkin

All new development in the Greater London area is being carried out in accordance with the principles of community planning and the density standards recommended in the Abercrombie Plan. In present circumstances, however, with the emphasis necessarily on housing, no complete neighbourhood unit has as yet been constructed. The main areas at present under construction are quasi-satellites at Harold Hill, Hainault, Debden, Oxhey, St. Pauls Cray and Addington, and war-damaged areas in West Ham, Stepney and Poplar. In addition, site preparation on one neighbourhood unit is in hand in each of the new towns at Hemel Hempstead. Harlow and Crawley.