§ 38. Captain SOTHERON-ESTCOURT (for Sir P. HURD)
asked the Minister of Health how many town-planning authorities are making use of Section 12 of the Town and Country Planning Act, dealing with the external appearance of buildings; and what steps he proposes to take to bring this Section into more general use?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
Twenty-six planning schemes made under the Town Planning Acts, contain provisions for the control of the external appearance of buildings. In addition local authorities preparing schemes under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, have power to exercise control in this matter during the preparation of a scheme. It is known that many authorities are exercising this power. The model clauses which are now being prepared for the use of local authorities in formulating their schemes under the Act contain provisions on the subject. My right hon. Friend does not think that any further action in the matter is necessary at present.