Clywd Structure Plan

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd May 1988.

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Photo of Martyn Jones Martyn Jones , Clwyd South West 12:00 am, 23rd May 1988

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from Clwyd county council on proposed changes in the Clwyd structure plan; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Ian Grist Mr Ian Grist , Cardiff Central

My right hon. Friend has received no such representations.

Photo of Martyn Jones Martyn Jones , Clwyd South West

When the Secretary of State receives representations, will he take into account the needs of the west and south of Clwyd? I am afraid that the county council is not taking any account of the needs of the Vale of Clwyd in its structure plan, and is likely to create a dormitory area for Chester and Deeside in the west of the county.

Photo of Mr Ian Grist Mr Ian Grist , Cardiff Central

When the structure plan alterations are finally submitted to my right hon. Friend, careful note will be taken of all representations.

Photo of Mr Keith Raffan Mr Keith Raffan , Delyn

Will my hon. Friend also take note of the representations that he will receive from north-east Wales concerning its place in the Clwyd structure plan and the complete lack of any action by Clwyd county council to help the industrial development of that part of Clwyd? It is causing great concern in Delwyn borough council and also in the borough council in the constituency of my hon. Friend the Member for Clwyd, North-West (Sir A. Meyer). We need roads, as was mentioned earlier today. It is not good enough for the Welsh Office to abdicate its responsibilities and transfer them to the county. The Welsh Office is doing nothing.

Photo of Mr Ian Grist Mr Ian Grist , Cardiff Central

My hon. Friend's support for his constituents and for the people of Clwyd is very well known, and he has well exemplified it this afternoon.