HC Deb 16 December 1960 vol 632 c89W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will revoke the planning permission to develop the gardens of Westbury Court, Westbury-on-Severn; and if he will hold a public inquiry into this matter, in view of the threat to one of the most beautiful gardens in Great Britain.

Mr. Brooke

I was consulted about this application, since structures in the gardens are listed under Section 30 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947. The development will incorporate, as far as practicable, the special features of the gardens, which were in danger of becoming derelict; and, after the proposals had been revised to meet points raised by my Department, I told the Gloucestershire County Council that I had no further comments. In these circumstances I am not prepared to revoke the permission or to hold a public inquiry.