HC Deb 06 June 1921 vol 142 cc1540-1W

asked the Minister of Health, with regard to the application of Mr. H. S. Wellcome for a licence under the Housing and Town Planning Act, 1919, of the Langley Park estate at Beckenham, what are the safeguards and requirements referred to in the letter from the Ministry, dated 28th May, 1921, addressed to the clerk of the Beckenham Urban District Council; whether he is aware that Mr. Wellcome has expressed his willingness to comply with such safeguards and requirements; that the licence granted by the Beckenham Urban District Council specifically provided for the premises not being used for the purposes of trade, but only for private research; that Mr. Wellcome is the proprietor of the business of a manufacturing chemist, and the premises are required for the purposes of supplying such business; and, if so, what is the position of the Beckenham Urban District Council in the matter?


As my hon. Friend is aware, the facts of the case were considered at a public inquiry, at which full opportunity was afforded to all parties to make representations. The decision which has been conveyed to the council was arrived at after considering all the circumstances. I have already sent to the council a list of the conditions which it is suggested should be complied with in any development of this estate. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy. The legal position has been set out in the letter forwarded to the council, of which a copy has been sent to my hon. Friend.