§ 40. Mr. Peter Emery
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what studies his Department has made with regard to the reclamation of derelict land for the purpose of house-building; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Skeffington
The suitability of reclaimed land for housing or other beneficial use depends on a number of factors and my right hon. Friend has no reason to believe that local councils have neglected this possible supply of building land.
§ 43. Mr. Arthur Davidson
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many acres of derelict land there are in the county of Lancashire; and what proposals for reclamation have been made to him.
§ Mr. Greenwood
The local planning authorities in Lancashire have classed some 11,000 acres of land as derelict and consider that about 8,670 acres justify treatment. Since 1st April, 1967 final approvals have been given allowing work to start on 513 acres at a cost of £1,040,000. Proposals covering a further 1,500 acres are being discussed with the local authorities.
BUILDINGS ERECTED BETWEEN 1919 AND 1939 THAT ARE TO BE INCLUDED ON THE STATUTORY LISTS OF BUILDINGS OF SPECIAL ARCHITECTURAL OR HISTORIC INTEREST Note: The list is in chronological order Building Architect Date Memorial Hall, Bishops Stortford College, Maze Green Road, Bishops Stortford, Herts Clough Williams Ellis … 1922 Adelaide House, London Bridge, S.E.1 Sir John Burnet & Partners … 1925 Houses and four cottages, Crittall's Estate, Silver End Garden Village, Witham, Essex Thomas S Tait … 1928 Royal Horticultural Hall, Vincent Square, S.W.1 Messrs Easton & Robertson … 1929 "High and Over", Old Amersham, Bucks Amy as Connell … 1929 "Adling" (formerly New Farm), Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey Amyas Connell … 1930