§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what schemes for the clearance of derelict sites have been agreed on within the City of Stoke-on-Trent; which are being worked on at present; and if he will set out this information in tabular form in the OFFICIAL REPORT and give the corresponding information for North Staffordshire.
§ Mr. MacColl
The authorities concerned with these areas have informed my right hon. Friend that the following schemes for clearing derelict sites have been started or agreed in principle. In some cases work is being carried out by the National Coal Board.
STOKE-ON-TRENT Scheme Work started on site or agreed in principle Levelling of tipped area at Sprink Bank Road, Chell Heath, for public open space—21.5 acres Started Removal of red ash mounds at Clough Street (north side), for industrial estate—6 acres " Filling of marlhole at Clough Street (south side) for public open space—5.5 acres " Filling of marlholes at Fenpark Road (north side), Fenton, for public open space and housing—20 acres " Filling of marlholes at Fenpark Road (south side), Fenton, for public open space—14 acres " Filling of marlholes at Planway brickworks, Pittshill Station, for public open space—19 acres Agreed Levelling of spoil heaps at Heathcote Road, Longton, for housing, education and public open space—22 acres " Levelling and filling of land at Tideswell Street, Sandford Hill, for public open space and playing fields—8 acres " Levelling of pit heap at Anchor Road, Longton for sports arena—5 acres " NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE Filling of derelict area at Bemersley, Brindley Ford, Biddulph Urban District—5.4 acres Started Treeplanting at Bignall End, Audley, Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District, to improve appearance—2.2 acres "
Scheme Work started on site or agreed in principle Levelling of waste tip by further tipping at Great Oak Road, Bignall End, Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District, for agricultural use—2 acres Started Tipping in disused railway enbankment at Crackley Gates, Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District, for agricultural use—1½ acres " Removal of tip at Holditch, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, for colliery sidings—14.62 acres " Landscaping scheme for surface buildings and tips at Victoria Colliery, Biddulp Urban District—40 acres Agreed Filling of quarry at Halls Road, Biddulph Urban District, for public open space—11.1 acres " Reshaping of and planting on old tips and slag heaps at Birchenwood Colliery, Kidsgrove Urban District for residential and industrial land and for landscaping—112 acres " Treatment of two disused collieries at Talke Pits, Kidsgrove Urban District, for industrial land and for land scaping—115 acres " Landscaping and general rehabilitation scheme at Bathpool Park, Kidsgrove Urban District, for public open space—100 acres " Landscaping of and planting on tips and other land at Leycett Colliery, Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District—45 acres " Landscaping of disused railway cutting and spoil tips at Silverdale/Scot Hay, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough and Rural District—75 acres " Treatment of disused clay workings and spoil tips at Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough, for industrial land and landscaping—90 acres " Tipping at Steventons Marlhole, New-castle-under-Lyme Borough, for agricultural use—37 acres "