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Bessborough Gardens

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will intervene under the circular 7/77 procedure, to prevent the destruction of Bessborough Gardens.

The Millbank Estate—of which Bessborough Gardens is a part—is being redeveloped and rehabilitated by the Crown Estate Commissioners. The commissioners' proposals have been the subject of extensive consultations over a number of years with the local planning authorities concerned and with the general public. I understand that they have been generally welcomed. My right hon. Friend sees no reason, therefore, to intervene in what is essentially a matter of local concern.