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.
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.
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?
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.