HC Deb 17 October 1950 vol 478 cc1873-4
43. Mr. Molson

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he has reached a decision regarding the objections made by some local authorities to the setting up of a joint planning board for the Peak National Park.

Mr. Dalton

I have informed the local authorities concerned that in my judgment a joint planning board should be set up.

Mr. Keeling

Is the Minister hopeful that his decision in this case will be accepted as a guide for other parks where more than one local authority is concerned?

Mr. Dalton

I think that in the case of The Peak, where there are five authorities concerned, perhaps the strongest case might have been put against a joint planning board. I did not consider it strong enough to justify the setting up of a joint advisory committee, and I am therefore myself inclined to think that it is unlikely that in any other case any other alternative to a joint planning board would be accepted.