HC Deb 23 March 1965 vol 709 cc43-4W
58. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he is taking to ensure the preserva- tion of old houses and other buildings which are not individually of sufficient historic or architectural importance to warrant their statutory listing but which, together, form groups that enhance characteristically the beauty of towns and villages.

Mr. Crossman

It is already the practice to list some groups of buildings where the groups rather than the individual buildings are of special architectural or historic interest. I am now considering whether this practice ought to be extended.

I hope also to publish further guidance before long on the problems of defining and safeguarding larger historic areas which though not suitable for listing as a whole, nevertheless make an important contribution to the character of the town or village.