§ Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement regarding the delay to the Elthorne Road, N.19, re-development scheme, Greater London Council; when he anticipates that work will commence; and what is the estimated cost, and the actual number of flats to be erected.
§ Mr. Amery
The Greater London Council deferred the preparation of a housing scheme for the Elthorne Road site pending the report of a planning study, which included the site, carried out by Islington London Borough Council. They propose to provide some 1,300 dwellings on the site in four stages. The Department has approved a housing cost yardstick of £631,934 plus site development costs of £54,460 for the first stage of the development consisting of 142 dwellings. It is expected that work will commence this year.