HC Deb 26 March 1968 vol 761 c230W
45. Mr. Deedes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will make a statement on the Buchanan study of Ashford.

Mr. Greenwood

The views received from the local authorities and other bodies who have been consulted confirm my preliminary conclusion that Ashford should not be expanded on the scale which the consultants were asked to examine. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the letter informing the authorities that Ashford will not be designated as a new town. Some further expansion under Town Development Act powers will, however, be considered.