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Estate Development, Avon Castle

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 29 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what action he proposes to take with regard to the hardships of the Avon Castle Smallholders' Association regarding the development of their estate, particulars of which have been sent to him; and if he will make a statement.

A number of plot holders on the Avon Castle and Matcham Park estates have appealed to me against the Hampshire County Council's refusal to permit them to put dwellings on their land. Their appeals have been heard at two public inquiries, of which the second took place last month. I am now considering the appeals, and the county council's proposals for this estate which gave rise to them, in the light of my inspector's reports.