Houses, Cumbernauld (Planning Permission)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr Cyril Bence Mr Cyril Bence , Dunbartonshire East 12:00 am, 17th December 1957

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received respecting the refusal of Dunbartonshire County Council to grant planning permission to the Cumbernauld New Town Development Corporation for the erection of a number of dwellings which do not comply with standards laid down by the Dunbartonshire Planning Authority: and what steps he proposes to take.

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

The county council granted planning permission for these houses, subject to adjustment of the plans to comply with building byelaw requirements. After full consideration of the views of the county council. I decided to approve the plans under the New Towns Act, with the result that no such adjustment is required.

Photo of Mr Cyril Bence Mr Cyril Bence , Dunbartonshire East

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many leading authorities, sanitary engineers and architects are very concerned about this type of building and feel that the specification for the work put into the job should be of a very high standard because, if the standard is not of the highest, these ventilating systems break down very often and very quickly?

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

The hon Member probably knows that the fans are in duplicate. The system will be in continuous operation. The greatest care has been taken to make certain that it is the best type of equipment of its kind.