Development Plan, Hull

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th December 1953.

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Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull Haltemprice 12:00 am, 15th December 1953

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether his attention has been drawn to the proposal contained in the development plan for Hull, 1951, relating to the area bounded by Anlaby Road, Great Thornton Street, St. Luke's Street, Cambridge Street, Pease Street and Trinity Square, involving the replacement of important business premises by residential flats at an estimated cost of £8,000 per flat; and what action he proposes to take in the matter.

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

I am aware of the proposal in the council's development plan to allocate this area for primarily residential use, but I cannot anticipate my decision on the plan as a whole.

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull Haltemprice

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this area, which under the plan is a residential area, comprises about seven acres, and that it contains more than 50 business premises, including a theatre, a brewery, two or three factories and half-a-dozen motor showrooms? Is not it bound to be fantastically expensive to put dwellings on a site of that kind?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

That will be borne in mind in deciding on the plan.