HC Deb 07 April 1960 vol 621 cc68-9W
Sir F. Markham

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that his lists of buildings of architectural or historic interest, compiled in accordance with Section 30 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, are inadequate as regards Grade III buildings, since they are disregarded by owners and local councils alike; and what proposals he has for stopping further waste of public money on such projects.

Sir K. Joseph

The supplementary list of Grade III buildings imposes no obligations upon owners. The list is issued for the guidance of local planning authorities, who, I believe, generally take it into account when considering development proposals affecting buildings on the list. The material for both the statutory and the supplementary list is obtained from the same survey and my right hon. Friend is satisfied that the value of the supplementary list justifies the small extra cost of preparing it.