HL Deb 17 November 1997 vol 583 c64WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, when considering whether or not to approve Bristol City Council's proposal under DoE Circular 6/93 to sell Hengrove Playing Fields for less than the best consideration it could reasonably obtain, they will have regard to the serious loss of amenity which will be suffered by the local community and insist that equivalent open space, no less accessible, should be provided by the council in its stead.

Baroness Hayman

In deciding the council's application for consent to dispose of part of Filwood/Hengrove playing fields, the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions will take into account all the relevant information which is brought to his attention. His principal consideration will be whether the proposed disposal will be in the interests of the local electorate and council tax payers.

I cannot comment on the likely outcome of the application or on whether any particular conditions should be imposed on the council.