HC Deb 01 March 1965 vol 707 c188W
Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what plans he is making for the building of a new town on the Plumstead and Erith Marshes and on the land released by the War Department from the Royal Arsenal estate at Woolwich; and what consultations are taking place between his Department and the local authorities concerned.

Mr. Mellish

The London County Council has begun the preliminary work on the planning of this area, and this will be taken over by the Greater London Council as the planning authority for Greater London. Officers of the Department and of the other Government Departments concerned are already working together on the planning problems which will arise on this new development. They will be consulting the G.L.C. and the other local authorities as appropriate.