HC Deb 28 November 1950 vol 481 cc134-5W
112. Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning on what grounds Cardiff Rural District Council opposed the television station site at St. Nicholas, Cardiff, and proposed the site at Lythams, Cardiff; and whether he is satisfied that no unnecessary delay arose in determining planning consent.

Mr. Dalton

On the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General on 8th November. I can find no evidence of unreasonable delay by the local planning authority.

23. Mr. Llewellyn

asked the Secretary of State for Air on what date he received unofficial intimation of the proposed change of site of the television station from St. Nicholas to St. Lythan's; and on what date it was decided that the St. Lythan's site was acceptable.

Mr. A. Henderson

The proposal for the siting of a television mast at St. Nicholas was received from the Radio and Cable Board on 15th June, 1950, and cleared by the Air Ministry on 21st June. A request to alter this site was received from the same source on 15th November and cleared the same day. In the meanwhile my Department had received on 12th September from the local works area an application submitted to them by the Glamorgan County Council, as local planning authority, for approval to the siting of a television mast. There was nothing to indicate that this application related to the re-siting of the mast dealt with on 21st June. I regret that there was delay in my Department in clearing this application and that a reply was not sent until 27th October. This correspondence had not been brought to my notice when I replied to the hon. Gentleman's Question on 20th November.