HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 cc206-7W
83. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will now make a statement about his plans to designate a new town upon South Humberside.

Mr. Crossman

A review is being made of population trends and the pattern of settlement up to the year 2,000. An interim report, including a list of areas suitable for development, should be available for consideration by Ministers by midsummer. When the results of this review are available, it should be possible to begin the detailed studies of those areas which, like Humberside, offer possibilities of major growth. The designation of a new town would be the final stage.