HC Deb 15 April 1991 vol 189 cc58-61W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the occasions when existing powers have been exercised to direct disposal of public sector land.

Mr. Yeo

The following list shows the sites in respect of which directions under section 98 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980 have been issued together with the owners concerned:

Site address Owner at time of direction
Freely Lane, Bramham Leeds City Council
Keswick Lane, Bardsey Leeds City Council
Kirkfield Lane, Thorner Leeds City Council
Lyndon Road, Bramham Leeds City Council
Old Farm Close, Leeds Leeds City Council
Primrose Lane, Boston Spa Leeds City Council
Richmond Road/Dawsons Corner, Pudsey Leeds City Council
Whiteley Croft, Otley Leeds City Council
Willow Avenue, Clifford Leeds City Council
261–281 Regents Park Road, N3 Barnet LBC
Roewood Lane, Macclesfield Macclesfield BC
Stocks Park Drive, Horwich Bolton MBC
The Grange, Southgate Circus Enfield LBC
Eltham Road, Greenwich Greenwich LBC
Hornpark Close/Eltham Road, Greenwich Greenwich LBC
Ling Close, Coltishall Broadland BC
London Road, SE1 Southwark LBC
South Park Drive, Blackpool Blackpool BC
Hall Farm Road, Doxford Park, Sunderland Sunderland MBC
The Hollins, off Plodder Lane Bolton MBC
Bamfield/Briery Leaze Road, Cheltenham Bristol City Council
Fiddlers Green Lane, Cheltenham Cheltenham BC
Russells Hall, Dudley (H7) Dudley MBC
Russells Hall, Dudley (H8) Dudley MBC
Duddon Close, Ireleth Barrow-in-Furness BC
Hardy Avenue, Brierfield Pendle BC
Houghton Lane, Houghton (South Ribble BC) Lancashire CC
Surbiton Lagoon, Surbiton Kingston-upon-Thames LBC
Netherleigh, off Biggar Bank Road, Walney Island Barrow-in-Furness BC
Beck Lane/Lanark Walk, Upton Priory, Macclesfield, (Macclesfield BC) Cheshire CC
Congleton Road, Macclesfield Macclesfield BC
Land at County Road North, Hull (Ref. 23) Kingston-upon-Hull CC
Land at County Road North, Hull (Ref. 24) Kingston-upon-Hull CC
Land at County Road North, Hull (Ref. 25) Kingston-upon-Hull CC
Land at Spring Street, Hull Kingston-upon-Hull CC
Longcroft/Benomley Road, Huddersfield Kirklees MBC
Royd House, Reinwood Road, Huddersfield Kirklees MBC
Goodison Boulevard, Cantley (Ref. 15) Doncaster MBC
Broadway, Dunscroft, Doncaster Doncaster MBC
Crescent East/Flanderwell Lane, Sunnyside, Rotherham Rotherham MBC
Thompson Hill, High Green, Sheffield Sheffield MBC
Land at Pigeon Cote Farm, Ryedale York City Council
Land at the rear of Bur Dike Avenue, York York City Council
Land fronting Cheam Road and Robin Hood Lane, Sutton Sutton LBC
Land fronting Camden Road and Robin Hood Lane, Sutton Sutton LBC
Galleywall Road/Anchor Street/Lynton Road, SE16 Southwark LBC
Thames Road North Allotment Site, Barking Barking and Dagenham LBC
Land between Nos. 2 and 4 Meadow Way, Offley North Hertfordshire DC
Pleckgate Road Blackburn Blackburn BC
Land adjacent to Loughborough Technical College, Loughborough (Charnwood BC) Leicestershire CC
Land to the south of Hillingdon Road, Lanehead, Burnley Burnley BC
Land east of Portland Street, Mansfield Woodhouse Mansfield DC
Staveley Road School, Chiswick Hounslow LBC
Vauxhall Walk/Randall Road, London SE11 Lambeth LBC
Land fronting Longshaw Street, Opposite Longport Flats, Longport, Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent DC
Dere Park, Brandon Durham City Council
Castle Road, Unsworth, Bury Manchester City Council
Land North of Wythenshawe Road, Manchester Manchester City Council
Douglas Street, Atherton Wigan MBC
Land east of Leeds Road, Methley Leeds City Council
Land bounded by Dewberry Street/St Leonard's Road & Brunswick Road, E14 Tower Hamlets LBC
Land between 102 and 108 Gordon Avenue, Stanmore, Middlesex Harrow LBC
Site 2, Marton Grove South, Middlesbrough Middlesbrough BC
Land to the rear of Burleigh College, Loughborough (Charnwood BC) Leicestershire CC
Greenhill Lane, Riddings (Amber Valley BC) Derbyshire CC
South Street/Nantwich Road, Crewe Crewe & Nantwich BC
Land at Water Lane, Droylesden, Manchester Tameside MBC
Alexandra Avenue, Meol Brace, Shrewsbury Shropshire CC
Helston Drive, Strelley Estate, Nottingham Nottinghamshire CC
Site address Owner at time of direction
Quarry Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight Medina Borough Council
Longden Road, Shrewsbury Shropshire CC

Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has available concerning the impact of proposals for the disposal of public sector land on land areas identified by local authorities for future housing purposes.

Mr. Yeo

The use of any land which my right hon. Friend decided to make the subject of a direction to dispose would be decided through the planning system in the normal way. Where a direction to dispose is proposed the landowner has the right to make representations about its actual or intended use. My right hon. Friend takes these into account when deciding whether to make the direction.