HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 c156W
88. Mr. Marlowe

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will exercise his powers under the Town and Country Planning Acts to prevent the development of a school playing field of some 4½ acres between Valley Road and North Lane, Portslade, East Sussex, which is now under construction by the local education authority and which will seriously prejudice the adjoining occupiers by being built up to a height above their roof tops.

Mr. Corfield

No. I understand that before the levelling was started the East Sussex County Council consulted the Portslade Urban District Council who had no observations to make on the proposal. This is a local matter and my right hon. Friend does not think it would be right for him to intervene to stop this development in mid stream. That would be a most drastic course.