HC Deb 23 May 1950 vol 475 cc1827-8
18. Sir Ian Fraser

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning if he will give details of his proposals to allow freer building alterations, etc., in the Lake District.

Mr. Dalton

In the Lake District a farmer must give the planning authority 14 days' notice of his intention to erect a permanent farm building and must provide a site plan, description and details of the materials. Within this period, the planning authority may require that the design and external appearance of the building shall be subject to their approval.

Sir I. Fraser

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that, consistent with maintaining the beauty and amenities of this part, both agriculture and the hotel industry, and other industries where applicable, will have freedom to develop?

Mr. Dalton

The recent Regulations which I issued are designed to ease the planning restrictions very considerably upon farm buildings all over the country and, in spite of the special provisions, to a considerable extent in the Lake District.