HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 cc123-4W
75. Mr. Money

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in considering the recommendations of the South-East Economic Planning Council, he will give special weight to the urgency of the need for the development and expansion of Ipswich.

Mr. Graham Page

In the light of the 1969 decision that there should be no induced growth at Ipswich by the creation of a new town there, the immediate requirement in the area is the accommodation of the almost inevitable natural growth within the shorter term planning. I understand that the local planning authorities have these matters well in hand. In commenting recently on the Report of the South-East Joint Planning Team the South-East Economic Planning Council, in proposing the eventual reconsideration of the omission of Ipswich and the Haven ports as a major growth area, were concerned with the longer-term possibilities after other major developments proposed by the team had become well established.