HC Deb 16 December 1949 vol 470 cc362-3W
Mr. Haire

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he is now in a position to state the extent to which High Wycombe is to be permitted to expand and the maximum population to be permitted within the present boundaries.

Mr. Silkin

While I am not able to express a final view on this question until I have discussed the matter further with the local planning authority, it is clear that the extent to which High Wycombe can be expanded is severely limited by physical considerations and it may not for this reason be possible to make provision for the reception of population from London on any substantial scale. The question of what provision should otherwise be made for the normal expansion of the town is a question for the County Council to consider in connection with the development plan which they are preparing.