§ Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that speculative builders who are dissatisfied with the decision of a local authority have a right of appeal to him under the Town Planning (General Interim Development) Order, he will take steps to have a similar right conferred upon owners of property who are affected by a local authority's decision under the Order?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The right of appeal is not confined to speculative builders, but extends to any person desiring to undertake the lawful development of land pending the preparation and approval of a town-planning scheme and wishing to be secured in his right to compensation in the event of his development being subsequently interfered with under the scheme. Very careful consideration has already been given to the question of allowing appeals against the granting of permission for development under Interim Development Orders. I438W do not think that this alteration of the procedure would be in the general interest.