§ 45. Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance has been given to the Central Lancashire Development Corporation regarding house construction and modernisation in the inner areas of Preston.
§ Mr. Shore
The letter of 5th April 1977 announcing my decision on the outline plan for central Lancashire new town encouraged the Development Corporation to collaborate with local authorities in the improvement of existing housing areas. Preston borough council and the Development Corporation are now studying the Plungington district in inner Preston to determine what action is needed, and they will shortly be putting their joint proposals to my Department.