HC Deb 19 March 1946 vol 420 cc333-4W
132. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister ofTown and Country Planning what stepshe proposes to take to ensure that theMitford and Launditch Rural DistrictCouncil secures adequate land for theirhousing programme which would accordwith the principles of town and countryplanning in those villages where newhouses are urgently needed.

Mr. Silkin:

The Council have been encouraged to meet the housing needs of the villages in their area by the provision of sites close to those villages, and five out of the seven sites submitted by the Council were approved in October and November last. Alternatives for the other two, which were undesirable for planning reasons, have been recommended by my officers, who are always ready to discuss these matters with the Joint Planning Committee and the Council to assist in finding suitable sites.