HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc27-8W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proposals his Department is considering for the provision of family-sized caravan sites for travellers in the Greater London area; and what locations are under consideration.

Mr. Tracey

In Greater London, responsibility for the provision and operation of travellers' sites rests with borough councils. My right hon. Friend has powers to make grants towards the capital costs of providing sites. Applications currently under consideration are: LB Bromley—Star Lane, St. Paul's Cray; LB Croydon—Beddington Farm; LB Ealing—Bashley Road; LB Hackney—Gransden Avenue/London Lane; LB Haringey—Wood Green Common; LB Newham—Clays Lane; LB Richmond—Bishops Grove, Hampton; LB Sutton—Carshalton Road; LB Southwark—Ilderton Lane; LB Waltham Forest—Folly Lane; LB Wandsworth—Trewint Street.

In addition, my right hon. Friend has before him two planning applications by the London borough of Brent for sites at the Brook centre and Vale Farm.