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J J Prior Ltd (Docklands)

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what alternative use for the J. J. Prior site the London Docklands Development Corporation has planned; what alternative riverside sites have been offered to the firm; if the London Docklands Development Corporation intends to purchase compulsorily the land occupied by J. J. Prior, an aggregate firm on the River Lea; and how many people are employed by J. J. Prior Ltd.

Approximately 30 people are employed by J. J. Prior on this site, which is affected by

District Councils in Devon, rate support grant

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million

£ million
East Devon4·0224·1054·0253·8644·282
North Devon2·7562·8262·8062·6662·952
South Hams2·7452·8582·8202·6862·857
Mid Devon1·9042·0151·8541·7861·931
West Devon1·3071·4571·4281·3761·481

proposals for a new roundabout at the junction of two major new roads. The LDDC has therefore resolved to acquire the site compulsorily, but its policy is to retain existing local firms within its area wherever possible or to find an alternative site providing the same, or better, facilities. Accordingly. the LDDC is discussing alternative riverside locations with the company.