§ 39. Mr. Richard
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that land at Croydon Airport, which could be used for housing purposes, is due to be auctioned at the end of this month; and if he will make a statement on the progress of the redevelopment plan for this site.
§ Mr. Mellish
My hon. Friend is presumably referring to the two lots, roughly 12 acres in all, of land intended for housing which were included in the auction sale advertised for 27th November. As my hon. Friend may know, this land has been withdrawn from the auction, pending a review of policy.
In accordance with a master plan which has the agreement of the authorities concerned, detailed designs are now in hand for housebuilding by local 150W authorities on a substantial acreage of the airport. This development is expected to begin in the spring.