HC Deb 30 July 1946 vol 426 c154W
130. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning whether he is aware of the existence, close to the main road at Sheet, near Petersfield, of a dump of old motorcars covering a site of some 1½ acres and constituting an eyesore in the locality; whether he is aware that the local authority has no powers under which it can take action to prohibit such use of the land in question; and what action he proposes to take to deal with this matter.

Mr. Silkin

The existence of the dump referred to by the hon. and gallant Member has not previously come to my notice. Local planning authorities have certain powers under the existing law to prevent dumping of refuse, and the question of strengthening these powers is under consideration in connection with new legislation. My regional planning officer will advise the local authority concerned whether any steps can appropriately be taken under the existing law in this particular case.