HC Deb 02 November 1948 vol 457 cc40-1W
79. Mr. Hurd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has now reached a decision about relief from development charge under the Town and Country Planning Act for those who wish to build a house for their own occupation or an additional factory on land which they own.

Sir S. Cripps

There is no question of exemption from development charge, but it has been decided that where an owner begins before 7th January, 1952, to build a house for his own occupation on a plot which he owned on 1st July, 1948, the Treasury scheme under section 58 of the Act will provide for a payment to him equal to the development value of the land for the erection of the house, and he will be able to set off the development charge against this payment. A similar arrangement for additional factories has been considered, but the difficulties are formidable, and it has not yet been decided whether such an arrangement can be made.