HC Deb 06 December 1962 vol 668 c211W
23. Mr. Dance

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will make regulations to ensure that where planning permission is granted for housing estates of more than a specified size such permission is conditional upon a community centre being provided for the estate.

Sir K. Joseph

No. I do not think that this would be an appropriate use of planning powers. But both my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education and I consider very sympathetically requests for loan sanction from local authorities and requests for grants to voluntary organisations for the provision of community facilities.