§ 18. Major Guy Lloyd
asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning under what powers the development corporations of the new towns are dictating the lay-out of the front gardens of houses.
§ The Minister of Town and Country Planning (Mr. Silkin)
Any powers in this matter possessed by new towns development corporations would derive from their status as landlords. I am unaware that any corporation has exercised such powers in the way the hon. and gallant Member suggests.
§ Major Lloyd
Is it to be assumed from the right hon. Gentleman's reply that if anybody objects to an order by a development corporation to arrange his front garden in the way in which the corporation insists—that is, a uniform way—then he is at liberty to refuse?
§ Mr. Silkin
Yes, unless it is a condition of tenancy, and I do not for a moment imagine that that situation will arise.