HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 cc490-1W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will intervene under the circular 7/77 procedure, to prevent the destruction of Bessborough Gardens.

Mr. Fox

The Millbank Estate—of which Bessborough Gardens is a part—is being redeveloped and rehabilitated by the Crown Estate Commissioners. The commissioners' proposals have been the subject of extensive consultations over a number of years with the local planning authorities concerned and with the general public. I understand that they have been generally welcomed. My right hon. Friend sees no reason, therefore, to intervene in what is essentially a matter of local concern.