§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the Minister of Health, if, in the different town-planning schemes submitted to him, he is giving full consideration to the objections, properly formulated, of residents who consider that the proposals affect the amenities of the district in which they live; and whether an inquiry is held in all such cases?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative. The permission of development while a town-planning scheme is in course of preparation, however, rests with the local authority concerned, and there is no appeal to me against the granting of such permission. I have recommended local authorities to ascertain and consider the representations of persons likely to be seriously affected by any proposed development before granting permission for it, and I believe that local authorities generally observe the spirit of my recommendation.