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Site Allocation, Longbenton Estate

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that the Newcastle Housing Committee are granting sites for building public houses on the Longbenton Housing Estate, but are refusing a site for a workmen's social club; and if he will refuse to sanction the allocation of sites for public houses until sites are also allocated for working men's clubs.

I understand that the layout provides for public houses (as well as churches, cinemas, etc.) and that a social club run by the Residents' Association is already in use. It was for the council to decide whether they would also provide a site for a working men's social club. Their refusal would be no justification for withholding consent to the disposal of land for other purposes.