HC Deb 29 March 1960 vol 620 cc1114-5
10. Sir N. Cooper-Key

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what development plan proposals are in being at Shearbarn Farm, Hastings, where a two-storied permanent structure is now being erected.

Sir K. Joseph

This is part of an area shown in the Hastings development plan as one where existing uses were largely to remain undisturbed. Since then the local planning authority has given permission, as it was entitled to do, for a caravan camp and for a recreation hall.

Sir N. Cooper-Key

Since this recreation hall is two-storied, and, quite rightly, no permit would have been given for any single-storey dwelling, had this been requested, does my hon. Friend realise that this will be another structure in a very beautiful spot? In future, will he discourage local authorities from putting up permanent high structures without proper authority?

Sir K. Joseph

The authority concerned was perfectly within its rights in giving this planning permission, and I must repeat that this is primarily a local matter.