§ Sir Ian Orr-Ewing
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he will make a statement on the future use of the land to be released at Hendon Airfield.
§ Mr. Corfield
Officers of the Hendon Borough Council, the Middlesex County Council and the London County Council have been considering the future use of the land to be released at Hendon airfield. These authorities are being recommended to accept that the land to be released should be developed as a primarily residential community, with its own local shopping, community facilities, open space and schools, land being reserved as necessary for certain other educational purposes.
It is suggested, and my right hon. Friends the Secretary of State for Defence 286W and the Minister of Public Building and Works accept, that a consultant should be employed to prepare a comprehensive layout plan for both the civilian community and the service housing on the airfield site. Officers of the local authorities and of my right hon. Friend's departments will continue to collaborate in working out details of the proposals.