Planning Bulletin (Parking in Town Centres)

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 1st March 1966.

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Photo of Mr Robert Elliott Mr Robert Elliott , Newcastle upon Tyne North 12:00 am, 1st March 1966

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is satisfied with the interpretation which local authorities are making of Planning Bulletin No. 7, entitled "Parking in Town Centres", and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

Yes, in general; but the Bulletin covers many aspects of parking and if the hon. Member has any particular difficulty in mind I will look into it.

Photo of Mr Robert Elliott Mr Robert Elliott , Newcastle upon Tyne North

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the general suggestion that when a developer is not allowed car parking space outside the property concerned he should make a subscription for general car parks when he has no priority in them, leads to an unfortunate atmosphere between the planning authority and the developer?

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

I think these schemes can be done by voluntary arrangement, and I see no objection to that.