§ 1. Sir P. Agnew
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why he reversed his previous decision given in 1955 not to allow agricultural land at Mitton Farm, near Tewkesbury, to be developed for house building.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
The earlier decision was based on the view that the land ought to be kept in agricultural use if at all possible; but, in the light of the most recent evidence of the housing need of the neighbourhood, I decided that this was no longer practicable.