HC Deb 28 November 1912 vol 44 cc1504-5W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if any steps are being taken under the Housing, Town Planning, etc., Act, 1909, by the local authorities concerned in view of the contingent increase of population in connection with the development of the South Yorkshire coalfield in the neighbourhood of Doncaster?


The local authorities concerned have had this matter under consideration for a long time, and I have been pressing them to prepare town planning schemes to cover the area in question. I believe that the Bolton-upon-Dearne Urban District Council have practically decided to proceed with a scheme, and that some progress in that direction has been made by other local authorities. I am happy to learn that the Mayor of Doncaster is taking an active interest in the matter.