HC Deb 17 December 1968 vol 775 cc317-8W
Mr. Conlan

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what guidance has been given to planning authorities to enable them to deal with industrial planning proposals that involve processes registrable under the Alkali Acts being carried out in residential areas.

Mr. Skeffington

Registrable processes are placed in a separate industrial group in the Use Classes Order, because of their

1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68
£ £ £ £
General grant 1,913,502 2,300,332 2,483,612
Rating (Interim Relief) Act grant 2 2
Rate rebates 28,509 23,288
Specific revenue grants, excluding police 296,342 333,042 366,487 137,469
Housing subsidies 177,312 187,657 208,196 225,643
Rate support grant:
Needs element 3,313,839
Domestic element 91,870
Capital grants 83,156 53,679 38,315 754,638
Total, excluding police 2,470,314 2,874,712 3,125,119 4,546,747
Police grant* 188,376 226,083
Total 2,658,690 3,100,795 3,125,119 4,546,747
*Responsibility for the police service was transferred to the Bedfordshire and Luton Police Authority from 1st April, 1966.

The first estimate of rate support grant for 1968–69 was as follows:—
Needs element £3,557,256
Domestic element £187,599
A revised estimate for 1968-69 and the first estimate for 1969-70 will be available early in January.
The amounts of specific revenue grants, housing subsidies and capital grants for the county borough in 1968-69 and 1969-70 are not yet known.

special characteristics, to give local planning authorities effective control over their siting.

In his speech to the Urban District Councils Association conference on 28th June this year, my right hon. Friend said that one of the major functions of planning control was to separate—and keep separate—incompatible uses of land. He particularly mentioned the need for care in keeping special industry away from dwellings.

Mr. Conlan

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will revoke the decision to give planning permission to Wailes Dave (Bitumastic) Limited, Pelaw-on-Tyne, to carry out a process registrable under the Alkali Acts.

Mr. K. Robinson

No. I am informed that the local planning authority and the firm are discussing the possible removal of the factory to another site.