HC Deb 22 November 1938 vol 341 c1548W
Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Health whether he has any record of the approximate mileage of the coast of Great Britain now owned by private individuals or companies; how much of such mileage is not available to the public; and whether he proposes to take any action to preserve the existing amenities of the coast and to prevent further coast from being despoiled or passing into private possession for building purposes?

Mr. Bernays

My right hon. Friend has no such record. He is hoping very shortly to issue to local authorities who are preparing schemes for coastal areas under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1932, some suggestions for the control of development on the sea-coast and the protection of existing amenities.