HC Deb 06 March 1979 vol 963 c652W
57. Sir Geoffrey de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the existing provision in Corby, Northamptonshire, of all the facilities necessary for the establishment of new industries, he will give the reasons for the expansion of the township of Castor, Peterborough.

Mr. Guy Barnett

Peterborough development corporation's plans for the completion of the new town, including its proposals for the development of Castor township, follow my right hon. Friend's new towns review in 1977 and his decision to reduce the target population at Peterborough. A public inquiry into their Castor proposals was held last week and we shall consider the inspector's report as soon as it is submitted.

As my hon. Friend will know, the industrial problems of Corby are now being urgently considered with all the authorities concerned.