HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c266
3. Mr. Loveys

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will review the present legal rights of developers to use private roads leading to development sites, in view of the damage to such roads being caused by them.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend is still of the opinion that this is not the right approach to the problem which the hon. Member has in mind.

Mr. Loveys

Does the hon. Gentleman recall his reply to a similar Question, when he said that the answer to this and the many other problems of private roads is for the roads to be taken over by the local authorities? May I ask whether he has any plans to help those owners who wish to have their property taken over to bring it up to the required standard before the local authority will take it over?

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend is aware of the problem and is in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport to see what can be done about this intractable problem which no other Government have managed to tackle successfully.