§ Sir P. Agnew
asked the Minister of Aviation if he is aware of the application of the Midland Electricity Board for permission from the planning authority to erect a very high frequency station with a high mast on Bredon Hill, Worcestershire, only 400 yards from the site on which a similar application was rejected last year after the Ministry of Defence had entered formal objections at the inquiry; and whether he will take similar action with regard to the new application.
§ Mr. Stonehouse
My Department has been consulted about the new application by the Midlands Electricity Board. It was necessary to object to the earlier application because the site proposed was within the area known as the approach funnel which it is necessary to safeguard for aircraft using the airfield at Pershore.
As the site now chosen by the Midlands Electricity Board lies outside that area, the Worcestershire planning authorities have been informed that my Department does not object to the present application.