§ Mr. MacColl
My right hon. Friend's predecessor proposed to designate a new town site for this purpose near Risley in Lancashire, and my right hon. Friend is now looking at this.
Quite apart from the question of a new town, the Department are at present consulting both Manchester Corporation and Cheshire County Council on the possibility of more sites for overspill in Cheshire. The residual long-term needs of the whole conurbation are being considered in the context of the North-West Study. The possibility of another new town in Cheshire or elsewhere has not been excluded.