Bagillt Village (Redevelopment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd July 1973.

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Photo of Mr Barry Jones Mr Barry Jones , Flintshire East 12:00 am, 23rd July 1973

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he proposes to sanction the Flint Borough Council redevelopment plan for Bagillt Village; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

The Welsh Office awaits further information from Flint Borough Council before determining a preliminary yardstick application for 46 houses in the first phase of the Bagillt redevelopment. I understand that the council is reapplying for planning permission. The council has been given approval in principle for environmental improvements on an area in West Bagillt comprising 225 houses.

Photo of Mr Barry Jones Mr Barry Jones , Flintshire East

I thank the Minister for that reply. Would he not agree, however, that Bagillt has "Bum denied decent amenities for far too long? Would he please ensure that every possible assistance and encouragement is given to the Flint Borough Council to improve the existing situation? Has not Bagillt suffered a massive rates and rental increase? Would he not agree that consequently Bagillt deserves only the best?

Photo of Mr David Gibson-Watt Mr David Gibson-Watt , Hereford

This matter is not being held up by the Welsh Office in any way if there are any points additional to those raised in the hon. Member's letter to my right hon. and learned Friend, we will certainly look into them.