HC Deb 10 March 1948 vol 448 c162W
Wing-Commander Millington

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning what are his reasons for putting a different amenity value on the Brentwood Urban District Council woodlands, Scheduled Nos. 36, 48, 53 and 61, upon which an order will not be confirmed, and Nos. 46, 47, 56, 57, 58, 59 and 65, upon which an order is to be confirmed.

Mr. Silkin

The items in the second block (with the exception of number 65 on which my hon. Friend is misinformed) are closer to the town and to the roads leading from it, and much public access to these woodlands is enjoyed. The items in the first block are not so readily accessible and could probably be dealt with more satisfactorily under the Forestry Commission's Dedication Scheme. No final decision has been taken, however, and if no proposals are made for bringing these woodlands within that scheme, I should be prepared to consider their inclusion in a Tree Preservation Order if they are otherwise suitable.