HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 c365
49. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Defence to what extent married quarters for the Services, built under the new financial arrangements, will be subject to planning control and local authority by-laws.

Mr. Alexander

These married quarters will be dealt with in the same way as all other Government development projects. The position is that although the Crown is not bound by the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, in practice the local planning authorities are consulted. Similarly, although Crown property is exempt from building by-laws it is usual for Departments to consult local authorities. In these circumstances there is no doubt that these houses, which are based on the Ministry of Health Housing Manual, will be in accord with the by-laws.

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