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Land Use: Castle Point

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on discussions (1) which have taken place between (a) officers, (b) Members and (c) actual or potential developers under the auspices of Castle Point Borough Council and Essex County Council in respect of the building of (i) a new link road for Cornelius Vermuyden School and (ii) other development of land west of the school; and if she will make a statement; (250950)

(2) between (a) officers, (b) Members and (c) actual potential developers under the auspices of Castle Point Borough Council and Essex County Council on planning developments on Castle View School playing fields; and if she will make a statement.

The Secretary of State Communities and Local Government, holds no information on discussions which have taken place between (a) officer, (b) Members and (c) actual or potential developers under the auspices of Castle Point borough council and Essex county council on planning developments on Castle View school playing fields.

The Secretary of State is however aware of a petition dated 7 October 2008 submitted by the hon. Gentleman, requesting that the House of Commons urge the Government to press Castle Point borough councillors to vote against the plan to sell off a Canvey Island school playing field for development.