HC Deb 13 April 1964 vol 693 c18W
Mr. Stainton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is satisfied that existing legislation is adequate to implement, in respect of designated expanded towns, the land purchase procedures applicable to new towns, in order that land prices in the former do not increase, following the announcement of Her Majesty's Government's proposals in the South-East Study and similar plans and if he will make a statement.

Sir K. Joseph

The land purchase procedures applicable to new towns contained in Section 6 and the First Schedule of the Land Compensation Act, 1961, which provide that the compensation paid by public authorities for land acquired by them within the area of the new town shall exclude the value due to the scheme Dr to the prospect of it, are also applicable to areas defined in an approved development plan as areas of town development.