HC Deb 16 December 1955 vol 547 cc230-1W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what acreage is to be lost to food production by the London County Council's plan to build 700 houses at Edenbridge, Kent; and what steps have been taken to find an alternative site which would not entail using good agricultural land.

Mr. Sandys

Of the 170 acres to which the application related, permission was given to build on 95 acres of land of mediocre agricultural value; for the rest of the area, where the land was better, permission was refused.