HC Deb 29 November 1955 vol 546 cc182-3W
84. Mr. Hayman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many petitions and how many individual protests he has received against the official proposal to put a new radar mast within the Dartmoor National Park; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Sandys

I have received two petitions containing 154 signatures and fifteen individual protests against the proposals which, as announced by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary for Air on 16th November, had been discussed informally with the local authorities and interested amenity organisations. If, following the re-examination announced by my hon. Friend, there are still substantial objections to the proposals, and no other suitable site for the radio tower can be found, I shall arrange for a public local inquiry to be held before any decision is reached.