HC Deb 18 July 1962 vol 663 cc59-60W
77. Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, when exercising his responsibility in connection with planning permission, he will pay more attention to the provision of football fields in housing schemes, and to the need to ensure that gardens are of a workable size.

Mr. M. Noble

Planning permission for housing schemes is, with only rare exceptions, a matter for local planning authorities. Their attention has recently been drawn to the need for making adequate provision in their development plans for public playing fields, and local housing authorities have been given general guidance on the provision and layout of gardens.